Calysta and UK Partners Win IChemE Global Team Award for Excellence From Institution of Chemical Engineers

FeedKind® Protein Teesside Facility Launch Recognized

today announced the company and two partners have been awarded
the 2017 IChemE Global Team Award for excellence at Calysta’s UK
production facility in Teesside.

The IChemE awards are given annually by the Institution of Chemical
Engineers, and this year the competition attracted more than 140 entries
from 21 countries.

Calysta, the Centre for Process Innovation and Otto Simon Ltd received
the award for design, construction and successful launch of Calysta’s
new market introduction facility in Teesside. The plant uses Calysta’s
innovative gas-phase fermentation process to produce FeedKind® protein,
a feed-quality protein for use in fish and livestock feed.

John McGagh, IChemE’s president, said: “IChemE’s Team Award is important
because it celebrates collaboration and diversity of thinking –
something that is integral to robust, sustainable outcomes that benefit

“Calysta UK, the Centre for Process Innovation and Otto Simon have
proved this through their winning project. They have delivered a plant
with environmental and ecological impact at the forefront of the
planning process, and delivered a facility which will ultimately tackle
one of the biggest issues facing the population – food security.”

“We want to congratulate the entire team at all three organizations for
this significant honor,” said Graham Aylen, Calysta Vice President of
Capital Projects. “Thanks to excellent engineering collaboration from
the project team, the plant was delivered against a fast-tracked
construction program with zero injuries. Samples have been distributed
worldwide for feeding trials, marking a significant step towards
engineering a sustainable food source for the growing global population.”

“Structuring the project team and the execution programme to take us
from a blank sheet of paper through the design stages to a detailed
construction, commissioning and operational programme were critical in
enabling such a complex fast-track project to be successful,” said Kris
Wadrop, Platform Director for the Industrial Biotechnology and
Biorefining business in CPI. “Combining a motivated and passionate
customer with a knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team of scientists and
engineers proved an outstanding combination for this project.”

Peter Creer of Otto Simon Ltd said: “Otto Simon enjoyed a very effective
collaboration with Calysta and CPI on the project, which was key to
delivering this unique plant successfully and safely against a very
tight deadline.

“It is rewarding to have been part of a project that has the potential
to make such a major contribution to society, and we are delighted that
our team’s achievements have been recognized with such a prestigious

Calysta has put state of the art manufacturing and quality assurance
processes in place at Teesside resulting from more than 10 years of
research and development. In May, Calysta announced successful
production of the first four metric tons of FeedKind protein from the
facility, and to date the Teesside plant has produced over 10 metric

The facility has recently completed a 12-week continuous run, and has
performed to target metrics of yield, productivity and quality.

FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed
ingredients for fish, livestock and pets. It is a safe, non-animal
source of protein approved for sale and use in the EU and is being
developed to help meet the world’s growing demand for food.

For sample availability, contact

About Calysta

Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable products to improve
worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind®
protein, an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet
nutritional products.


for Calysta, Inc.
Steven Flanagan, +44 (0)7557 210989
Christenson, 650-492-6880, ex. 200
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