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Combining advanced biotechnology and carbon recycling tools to manufacture bio-based products that meet the demands of the future.

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Lisa Dyson, PhD

CEO at Air Protein and CEO at Kiverdi

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Hayward, California, United States
By 2050, our society will need more sustainable solutions to feed and power 10 billion people. Kiverdi was founded with a mission to commercialize sustainable resource utilization solutions by transforming carbon to make high-value oils, complete proteins, and other bio-based products. Kiverdi's NASA-inspired technology uses microorganisms to transform carbon dioxide, along with other simple mineral nutrients and gases, into raw materials for everyday products, such as food ingredients, clothing, personal care items, and industrial goods. Kiverdi's technology uses 10,000 times less land and 2,000 times less water than current agricultural practices to produce the same proteins and oils. The Kiverdi biotechnology platform is bridging the gap between sustainability and profitability, enabling a future of abundance.

Currently Operating in 13 Regions

Press Mentions

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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March 8, 2021

80+ Female FoodTech Founders, Leaders And Investors You Need To Know | FoodHack

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February 11, 2021

The Circulars Accelerator

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December 23, 2020

We can't keep ignoring the environment in our approach to the pandemic - Maddyness UK

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November 2, 2020

Circular Carbon Report 2020

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