“THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO FEED THE WHOLE WORLD WITH HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD, AND MAKE IT THE PRIMARY CHOICE FOR EVERYONE, NOT THE ALTERNATIVE!”
– Julian P. Melchiorri, Founder and CEO
We all love food, but while our population is growing, Earth’s limited food resources are strained by human consumption and climate change, leading to the current increase in global hunger, undernutrition and food prices.
Our mission is to accelerate the global transition to sustainable food by producing the most sustainable and healthy food ingredients and proteins through the most advanced organic cultivation system, driven by nature’s power!
“The Start-up Trying to Save the World”
“Arborea has engineered and patented techniques for solving cultivation problems”
“A mission that has won
high praise to Arborea”
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 878259
Arborea’s team developed a breakthrough cultivation system, the BioSolar Leaf, which harnesses natural photosynthesis in a radicle new way. Thanks to sunlight, our technology facilitates the growth of microscopic plants to produce healthy food ingredients, all while generating breathable oxygen and sequestrating large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major contributor to climate change.
At Arborea, we can finally produce clean and healthy food while harmonizing with Earth’s regulatory carbon-cycles on a massive scale!
MICRO + PLANTS
= SUPER FOOD
Micro plants such as blue-green algae and phytoplankton, are some of the most important organisms in the history of our planet. They are behind the original buildup of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere while constituting the fundamental base of life’s intricate food web. They already provide food to trillions of animals.
Their cells contain thousands of highly nutritious food molecules that haven’t been processed by other organisms, maintaining high digestibility and pristine nutritional properties. Micro plants offer a vast amount of different quality functional proteins, powerful antioxidants, essential fatty acids, specialty carbohydrates, and phytonutrients.
We’ve spent the last five years researching the best way to grow organic, healthy food ingredients with the smallest environmental impact, aiming to feed the world’s present and future generations while preserving our planet.
Arborea’s breakthrough cultivation technology mimics the functioning mechanisms of a real leaf to self-maintain the ideal growth conditions homogeneously at different scales and with the smallest energy inputs. Furthermore, it uniquely sequesters CO2 from most exhaust gasses, even with very low CO2 concentration and at atmospheric pressure.
Our food ingredients and proteins are wholly vegan, NO-GMO, hormone-free and mostly carbon neutral. The unique functioning mechanisms of the BioSolar Leaf impedes contamination to produce the safest and purest ingredients.
WHY GROW FOOD WITH ARBOREA’S CULTIVATION SYSTEM?
Our natural food ingredients not only are substitutes for synthetic and unsustainable ingredients but they also add functional healthy properties and nutritional benefits to our food.
Addressing global resource constraints
Our cultivation technology enables the production of the highest amount of plant-based food and proteins per square unit of surface area. It can grow food on any surface, even on barren land or roof-tops.
Positively impacting climate change
Just one acre of our cultivation system sequesters carbon dioxide and produces breathable oxygen one hundred times the amount of an acre of forests.
the natural environment
Our food is cultivated in the cleanest natural way and our waste is basically null. Since we don’t mess with the soil, we preserve nature’s fertility, while also addressing deforestation and loss of biodiversity.
OUR PEOPLE ARE WHAT MAKES US GREAT
Arborea’s award-winning team is composed of exceptional scientists and engineers from world-leading institutions such as Imperial College London, Oxford University, UC Berkeley. The team is comprised of experts in industrial biotechnology with a cumulative 50+ years of industry experience combined with the commercial acumen that is required to effectively execute our vision of a prosperous, sustainable future.
Arborea receives continuous support from extraordinary scientific and business advisors, including leading professors, researchers and serial entrepreneurs from world-class organisations.