MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

What does the future of livestock feed look like? A new, 37-acre production facility planned for Presidents Island.

Cargill and Calysta Inc. unveiled renderings of the project Wednesday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking event for the new plant. Along with the renderings, the companies also revealed a new name for their joint venture — NouriTech.

  • Twenty fermenters, each similar in size to a football field end zone. Two fermenters are expected to be installed in the first phase of construction and up to an additional 18 will be installed in the second phase.
  • Several dryers, each approximately the height of a six-story building. One dryer will be built and used for the first phase of construction and the remaining dryers will be built in phase two.

The plant will produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a nourishing and sustainable feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets, according to the release.

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MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

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