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Bioprotein Production Technology from Methane Feedstock

Technology / Service Summary

Biogas generation and liquefaction technology by anaerobic fermentation of livestock / agricultural waste and municipal waste

Purpose

Cultivate single cell protein which can be grown by methane nutrition to obtain alternative protein for aquaculture. Alternative protein demand is currently rising due to the scarcity of fishmeal from rapid population growth.

Feature

A methane-utilizing bacterium “Methylococcus”, which grows by aerobic fermentation on methane, is used to obtain a protein substitute for fish meal.

Effect

Alternative protein for aqua culture can be produced safely in large quantities by using industrial methane gas.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central/South Asia
  • China/ East Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • Central/South America
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR

Related SDGs Goals

  • 2. Zero Hunger
  • 14. Life Below Water

Bioprotein Production Technology from Methane Feedstock