Plant-based nutrition for all humanity
Plantible harnesses the power of Lemna to create the world’s best plant-based protein
Tony Martens, Maurits van de Ven
San Marcos, USA
Innovating Agrifood Transformation Processes
The world’s most sustainable plant-based protein
Plantible is on a mission to revolutionize the food industry by harnessing the power of the humble, awe-inspiring Lemna to create the world’s most functional and applicable plant-based protein.
Founded in 2018 by Tony Martens and Maurits van de Ven with the goal of reshaping the world’s food supply chain, Plantible has developed a vertically integrated agricultural platform to produce Rubi Protein™ from Lemna, more commonly known as duckweed. Rubi Protein is a natural, plant-based protein that emulates the functional characteristics of widely used animal-based proteins and enables food companies to match the taste and texture of animal-based products with more sustainable plant-based ingredients.
Already cost-competitive with regular eggs, this protein allows customers to replace eggs without compromising on taste, texture and functionality and meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable, nutritious, animal-free products.
The diversification of plant-based protein sources is fundamental to ensuring the security of the global food system for generations to come. Most plant-based proteins available today are derived from a select few crops that have annual crop cycles and are therefore prone to climate change. Lemna doubles in mass every 48 hours, enabling a consistent daily harvest throughout the year and is considered to be one of the most protein-efficient crops in the world, yielding 10x more protein per acre than soy, while requiring 10x less water.