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Air Protein

Using microbes to convert elements of air into a sustainable protein product

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Lisa Dyson, PhD

CEO at Air Protein and CEO at Kiverdi

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters San Leandro, California, United States
By 2050 we are expected to reach 10 billion people, resulting in a 70% increase in the demand for food production. Current food production accounts for over 20% of greenhouse gases, more than all of transportation combined, and uses over 37% of the planet’s land mass – the amount of land equivalent to the size of both Africa and South America! We developed Air Protein as a way to make protein without requiring the taxing inputs and added arable land necessary to feed more people. Air Protein makes protein from elements of the air to deliver food to the world.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised $107M from Google Ventures, ADM, Barclays and the Ford Foundation
  • Demonstration Pilot Commissioned in 2023
  • Commercializing the most sustainable protein production process using carbon negative fermentation

Currently Operating in 57 Regions

Press Mentions

May 2, 2024

15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food

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March 5, 2024

America's Top GreenTech Companies 2024

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November 29, 2023

The FT’s 25 most influential women of 2023

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May 19, 2023

San Leandro startup Air Protein triples funding, partners with crop giant ADM

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May 18, 2023

Brief: ADM teams up with Air Protein to help scale novel food production platform

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May 19, 2022

E152 - Daniel Epstein on Repurposing Capitalism, Intuition and Meaningful Entrepreneurship // Alchemists Of The Future - all that we are (fka the future is beautiful)

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Work at Air Protein

Posted March 28, 2024

Pilot Plant Operator I (Temp to Perm)

San Leandro, CA, USA

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Posted September 13, 2023

Staff Patent Agent

United States

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