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COP28 is in full swing, and Food Systems finally have a seat at the table. Our food system – the way we grow, process, transport, cook, dispose and waste food, accounts for roughly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions. What’s more, of those total […]

Alpha Foods is the latest brand to join the LIVEKINDLY Collective, the fastest growing family of plant-based food brands! The acquisition of Alpha Foods—a popular plant-based brand with a large U.S. footprint—will anchor LIVEKINDLY Collective’s position as category consolidator. It is LIVEKINDLY Collective’s sixth food […]

New ‘facility status’ live on Capacitor (Date: 13 April) In November 2022, we partnered with Synonym to launch Capacitor, the first-of its kind global fermentation capacity database. Now, we are pleased to announce that a ‘Facility Status’ feature is live on the platform, allowing users […]

Industry News

The maker of the ‘world’s first beanless espresso’ has opened a 33,547 sq ft roastery in Seattle, capable of producing four million pounds of ground ‘coffee’ a year from upcycled date pits. Why beanless? Well, despite coffee still being an affordable luxury now, the industry […]

The Dutch cultivated meat pioneer, Mosa Meat, has secured €40 ($42.4) million in a new, oversubscribed funding round, taking the company’s total raised to more than $135 million. This marks the largest sum brought in by a cultivated meat company since November 2022. The funds […]

The Bezos Earth Fund announced an initial $60 million commitment to establish ‘Bezos Centers for Sustainable Protein’ as part of the Bezos Earth Fund’s $1 billion commitment to transform food and agriculture systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The university research centers for sustainable proteins […]

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Recording of the webinar of Blue Horizon and Boston Consulting Group, showcasing the main results of the 2022 Food for Thought report “The Untapped Climate Opportunity” and answering questions from the attendees. Participants: Janna Schubert (Director, BHC), Björn Witte (CEO, BHC), Friederike Grosse-Holz (Director, BHC), Malte Claussen (Partner, BCG), Sedef Koktenturk (Head of Impact, BHC).

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Björn Witte – CEO, Blue Horizon

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Recording of the webinar of Blue Horizon and Boston Consulting Group, showcasing the main results of the 2022 Food for Thought report “The Untapped Climate Opportunity” and answering questions from the attendees. Participants: Janna Schubert (Director, BHC), Björn Witte (CEO, BHC), Friederike Grosse-Holz (Director, BHC), Malte Claussen (Partner, BCG), Sedef Koktenturk (Head of Impact, BHC).

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Björn Witte – CEO, Blue Horizon

Reports

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Biomanufacturing, the production of food ingredients and other materials via microorganisms, is emerging as a promising building block for a more sustainable, healthier, and resilient economy – the bioeconomy. The key next step in building the bioeconomy is to scale-up the biomanufacturing of food and […]
The protein transformation offers potentially outstanding contributions to achieving the climate, health, and resilience goals of many governments around the world. In this piece, Blue Horizon outlines specific policy recommendations for the German government to help foster innovation, level the playing field for 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. […]
Biomanufacturing, the production of food ingredients and other materials via microorganisms, is emerging as a promising building block for a more sustainable, healthier, and resilient economy – the bioeconomy. The key next step in building the bioeconomy is to scale-up the biomanufacturing of food and […]
The protein transformation offers potentially outstanding contributions to achieving the climate, health, and resilience goals of many governments around the world. In this piece, Blue Horizon outlines specific policy recommendations for the German government to help foster innovation, level the playing field for 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. […]
Listed companies risk $295 billion market cap loss by ignoring protein transformation - Study quantifies effects of sustainable proteins in climate transition […]
In this first-of-its-kind report, we crystallize the expertise of the alternative-protein field, on the basis of a recently conducted survey and more than 40 interviews with industry veterans, researchers, and startup entrepreneurs. […]
With this study, Blue Horizon extends its domain expertise and provides valuable and robust data on the cost of consuming animal proteins versus their plant-based alternatives, across different meat categories and geographies. […]
* PwC has contributed to the contents of this document by analysing the environmental data and valued environmental impacts of GHG emissions, water use and land use for animal proteins and plant-based alternative proteins. PwC’s contribution has been prepared only for Blue Horizon and solely for the purpose and on the terms agreed with Blue Horizon. PwC accepts no liability (including for negligence) to anyone else in connection with the PwC contents of this document.

Reports

Our latest reports available for download

Biomanufacturing, the production of food ingredients and other materials via microorganisms, is emerging as a promising building block for a more sustainable, healthier, and resilient economy – the bioeconomy. The key next step in building the bioeconomy is to scale-up the biomanufacturing of food and […]
The protein transformation offers potentially outstanding contributions to achieving the climate, health, and resilience goals of many governments around the world. In this piece, Blue Horizon outlines specific policy recommendations for the German government to help foster innovation, level the playing field for 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. […]
* PwC has contributed to the contents of this document by analysing the environmental data and valued environmental impacts of GHG emissions, water use and land use for animal proteins and plant-based alternative proteins. PwC’s contribution has been prepared only for Blue Horizon and solely for the purpose and on the terms agreed with Blue Horizon. PwC accepts no liability (including for negligence) to anyone else in connection with the PwC contents of this document.

Blog

Who’s hungry for what: Closing the talent gap in Sustainable Food Our broken food system poses the single largest threat to human and planetary health – but thankfully, in recent years public and private sector figures have come to realize the enormous potential of food […]

State of Global Fermentation Capacity

By Blue Horizon and Synonym Biomanufacturing – the production of food ingredients and other materials via microorganisms, continues to establish itself as a promising building block for a more sustainable, healthier, and resilient economy – the bioeconomy. We have come a long way already in […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]
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, […]

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 […]

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. […]