Food-grade investment sees CPI and Tees Valley lead the way in novel food innovation

£2 million investment from the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to create a new food-grade capability at our Wilton Centre that will help companies develop new and improved food ingredients.

Building on our recent investments to create a food-grade precision fermentation facility at the Wilton Centre, this new investment positions us and the Tees Valley as global leaders in biomanufacturing and food innovation and will create new food products and high-value jobs in the region.

Increasing global demands for food, along with growing health, sustainability, environmental and animal welfare concerns are driving emerging trends in the food, feed, and nutraceutical markets. A recent study in Nature Food revealed that food production is responsible for 37% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Of these emissions, 57% were related to the production of animal-based foods – making global greenhouse gas emissions from animal-based foods twice those from plant-based sources.

Supporting the UK Government’s target of reaching Net Zero by 2050manufacturing alternative proteins will help to reduce the environmental impacts of the food industry by up to 45%, whilst providing nutritionally valuable food that supports food security for the growing global population…Read more