Sustainable plant protein
This powerhouse plant is 45% protein and grows in shallow, man-made ponds in the desert
This high-protein plan grows in desert environments in simple, shallow ponds fed by treated wastewater.
The plant doubles in volume every day, and can be harvested daily and dried onsite in the sun.
It's a local source of protein (the lentils are 40-50% protein by dry weight) that can be used in animal feed or refined into a protein isolate for human consumption.
The plant supports food security, carbon mitigation, regenerative agriculture, and 11 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Carbon reduction potential
The plant itself can sequester 100 tCO2/hectare/year
The carbon offset methodology is currently being developed, which will find even more emissions savings (e.g. from replacing soya in animal feed)
Opportunity to participate
The company is looking for landholders with a minimum of 25 hectares of flat land to deliver good commercial returns
A minimum of US $5 million is required to deploy the farm, but the investment can be much larger
It delivers a strong return-on-investment in year 1