Carbon Trust Report
Carbon Trust: Calysta FeedKind® Protein Proven Sustainable Alternative To Conventional Fish Feeds
On April 12, 2016, Calysta announced that leading sustainability advisors The Carbon Trust (www.carbontrust.com) had assessed Calysta’s FeedKind® protein against a number of key sustainability metrics and found it nearly eliminates the need for two increasingly scarce resources – water and agricultural land – for production of fish feed for the aquaculture industry.
FeedKind protein does not rely on use of wild caught fish, reducing pressure on global fish stocks. FeedKind protein was shown to use 77-98% less water than alternative ingredients including soy and wheat proteins. It also requires almost no agricultural land to produce, freeing that land for other food crops.
In fact, one commercial scale FeedKind protein plant, if used to replace soy products for fish feed, would free up enough land to feed as many as 250,000 people. The land area represented is equal to an area the size of Chicago, Illinois or Birmingham, England or Seoul, Korea.