New protein alternative produced from CO2

post by spanrucker · 2019-08-13T16:33:59.229Z · score: 6 (4 votes) · EA · GW · 2 comments

This is a link post for https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/nasas-idea-for-making-food-from-thin-air-just-became-a-reality-it-could-feed-billions/

Seems like an interesting new alternative to animal protein, with a side benefit of using carbon capture in the production process.

Their website: https://solarfoods.fi/

I'll be curious to watch as things develop. Does anyone know more about this? Seems to make some pretty bold claims so I'm a bit dubious!

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comment by Maxdalton · 2019-08-13T16:50:22.189Z · score: 12 (6 votes) · EA · GW

I wonder if this is also a thing that ALLFED might be interested in - I haven't looked into this much, but the article claims that the process only requires water, CO2, and electricity, which we might have in lots of disaster scenarios. So if production of this were scaled up in the short term, that might be helpful for ALLFED's mission.

comment by spanrucker · 2019-08-13T17:36:41.541Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Yeah ALLFED sprang to my mind too.

There's a bit more about the actual production process in this article: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43zdag/this-startup-is-making-food-mostly-out-of-air-and-electricity

Also a bit of discussion around how feasible it will be to scale up.