Spiber is commencing construction of a mass production facility for its Brewed Protein™ materials. The plant will be constructed at the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand. With a maximum capacity of several hundred tonnes per year, the plant is expected to be the world’s largest structural protein fermentation facility (as of July 10, 2019; independent research). Commercial production is expected to commence in 2021.
Brewed Protein™ materials are proprietary structural proteins created through a brewing (i.e. fermentation) process that is not reliant on petroleum or animal resources. This sustainable and ethical material is anticipated for use in various industrial sectors such as apparel, transportation, construction, artificial hair, and medical devices.