Scaling the new food evolution

Building the bioreactor capacity the food industry needs

David Brandes, Ian Marison



Cologny, Switzerland

Innovating Agrifood Transformation Processes

Bringing fermentation capabilities to scale

Planetary is enabling the scaling of the protein revolution by providing fermentation capabilities for the future. Their technology is laser-focused on scaling global upstream and downstream fermentation capacity to unlock the potential of alternative protein products. Because fermentation-based alternate protein production is today still a young industry with many companies in early phases of R&D, Planetary is building the bioreactor capacity to help these companies scale rapidly. 

Within the food space alone, fermentation tech promises to deliver sustainable and functional replacements for meats, milk, cheese, eggs and more. Fermentation technology is hailed as the holy grail of alternative protein, but today only 5% of the total global fermentation capacity is designed for food products, with most of it being already contracted for the foreseeable future.

It is predicted that by 2030, between 10% and 20% of all meat, dairy, eggs and seafood consumed will be of alternative origin, but in order to make these projections a reality, bioprocessing capacity needs to be built, scaled, and made available at an affordable price globally.  

Led by experts in bioprocessing, engineering, product formulations and food economics, Planetary’s technology is essential to creating the alternative protein products that can meet consumer demand for taste and nutrition, overcoming the current unmet needs. Through scaling biotech enabled alternatives into a global network of sustainably ran bio fermenters of 200,000 to 500,000 liters of production capacity each by 2030, their solution will be a key piece to the future of protein

David Brandes
CEO and Co-Founder

Astanor is a not merely a financial investor but a true partner who understands and supports the need for building novel food production infrastructure to feed 10 billion by 2050 without destroying the planet.