Developing open-access model production facility blueprints

Open-access blueprints would provide a head start on facility design and allow equipment manufacturers and engineering companies to address standard industry needs.

Production platform
  • Cultivated
  • Fermentation
  • Plant-Based
Solution category
  • Commercial
  • Research
Value chain segment
  • Production
  • R&D
Technology sector
  • Bioprocess design
  • End product formulation & manufacturing
Relevant actor
  • GFI
  • Industry
Maturity level
  • 1 – Inception


Alternative protein companies expend significant resources developing detailed blueprints for new production facilities despite the conservation of many unit operations from one company to the next. This leads to redundant efforts and a missed opportunity to identify facility improvements across the whole industry. Though some process elements will be unique to specific manufacturers, open-access blueprints would provide a head start on facility design and allow equipment manufacturers and engineering companies to become familiar with the alternative protein industry’s needs to more effectively partner as solution providers.

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