“THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO FEED ALL THE WORLD WITH HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD BY MAKING IT THE PRIMARY CHOICE, NOT THE ALTERNATIVE!”
– Julian P. Melchiorri, Founder and CEO
We all love food, but while our population is growing, Earth’s limited natural food resources are strained by 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 best healthy food ingredients 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 the world’s first “BioSolar Leaf” cultivation system which harnesses natural photosynthesis in a completely 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 high amount 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 which haven’t been processed by other organisms, therefore maintaining high digeribility and pristine nutritional properties. Micro plants offer an enormous amount of quality proteins, vitamins, powerful antioxidants, minerals, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients.
We’ve spent the last four years researching the best way to grow organic and healthy food ingredients with the smallest environmental impact, aiming to feed the world’s present and future generations while preserving our planet.
Arborea’s groundbreaking cultivation technology enables a total control of optimal culturing parameters, specifically at massive scales and with the smallest energy inputs in the industry.
Our food is wholly Vegan, GM-free, hormone-free, and our technology allows for completely sterile cultivation, eliminating external contamination to produce the cleanest and purest ingredients.
WHY GROW FOOD WITH ARBOREA’S PLANTS CULTIVATION SYSTEMS?
Our organic food ingredients not only are substitutes for synthetic food additives, but they also add anti-oxidizing, nutritional and healthy benefits to our food.
Addressing global resource constraints
Our cultivation technology enables the production of the highest amount of plant-based food per square unit of surface area, while easily growing on infertile and arid land.
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 soil, we preserve nature’s fertility while addressing deforestation.
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, Cambridge University, and London Business School. It includes post-PhD scientific and technical expertise, combined with the commercial acumen and industry experience 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.