Cultivated
Fermentation
Plant-Based

Techno-economic models to inform product and process development

Open-access models based on generalized or exemplar processes with standardized unit operations and process designs can form the foundation for individual companies’ work, reducing duplicative effort.

Production platform
  • Cultivated
  • Fermentation
  • Plant-Based
Solution category
  • Ecosystem
  • Research
Value chain segment
  • Investment
  • R&D
Relevant actor
  • Academics
  • GFI

Description

Techno-economic models are critical for process design and cost of goods projections. Open-access models based on generalized or exemplar processes with standardized unit operations and process designs can form the foundation for individual companies’ work, reducing duplicative effort. Furthermore, they can be used to identify key cost drivers and opportunities for process improvements to guide future research efforts. A cultivated meat techno-economic analysis is currently underway by CE Delft with support from GFI, but similar efforts are needed for microbial fermentation and plant-based meat production processes.

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