March 13, 2023
Capacitor reveals the state of global fermentation capacity
By Blue Horizon and Synonym In November 2022, Blue Horizon partnered with Synonym, the Good Food Institute, and the Material Innovation Initiative to release Capacitor (www.capacitor.bio), the world’s first comprehensive and free database of microbial fermentation capacity. One thing led to another – and invaluable data from Capacitor prompted the release of the ‘State of […]
February 11, 2023
Serving Up Breakthrough Innovations in Alternative Seafoods: New School Foods
There is growing acceptance that the conventional fishery and aquaculture industries cannot sustain demand for most seafood products long-term; especially not in an environmentally friendly or ethical way as shown in documentaries like Netflix’s Seaspiracy. One promising solution is making alternative seafood out of plants, algae, and fungi. However, the alternative seafood space is a […]
November 15, 2022
The need for seasoned talent in a maturing alt-protein industry
By Robert Boer, Director at Blue Horizon It’s no secret that the alternative protein industry is predicted to take a serious cut out of big meat’s pie with the likes of KFC and Burger King already adding alternative meat options to their menus. One out of five meals we’ll eat in 2035 will be made […]
October 24, 2022
Plant-based food is the best climate investment!
Yes, that’s right! Investing in alternative proteins has one of the biggest impacts on decarbonization, with the highest CO2e savings per dollar invested of any sector. Directly compared, that is 11 times more greenhouse gas reductions than investments in decarbonization of light road vehicles such as cars.
September 30, 2022
How the newly launched U.S. Bioeconomy Initiative could accelerate the creation of a sustainable food system
At a glance: The U.S. National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI) Mid-September 2022, President Biden signed an executive order (EO) to launch a U.S. National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI). The NBBI aims to ensure strengthened U.S. supply chains and to drive the U.S. bioeconomy, which is valued currently at nearly one trillion dollars, towards […]
July 12, 2022
Meet QL AG – a ‘Blue Horizon inspired’ startup
Blue Horizon sat down with Esther Pfister, CEO of QL AG, based in Zurich Switzerland, to talk about the goals of the company, the challenges ahead and what we can do to address them. QL AG is a very young startup, only having been incorporated at the beginning of this year. The team around Esther […]
July 8, 2022
The Untapped Climate Opportunity in Alternative Proteins
Our latest research shows that consumers are finding their favorites among alternative proteins already today, and that healthy, tasty products can unlock another wave of adoption. This protein transformation is one of the best tools available to combat the climate crisis.
May 23, 2022
Changing the Food System – Blue Horizon at changeNOW in Paris
ChangeNOW summit is a three-day event that gathers hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, experts and business leaders to discuss how to create positive change for the planet. Blue Horizon’s Lea Bajc participated as a panelist together with Cédric Meston of HappyVore discussing where the bottlenecks are in the industry and why the perfect timing to invest […]
May 18, 2022
Food companies risk USD 295 billion market cap loss due to climate transition
A study conducted by Blue Horizon and MSCI, The Protein Transformation: A Critical Driver of the Net-Zero Economy, indicates that in a 1.5°C climate scenario, food companies not involved in plant-based and alternative proteins could be overvalued putting the industry at risk of a USD 295 billion market-cap loss.