Qatar to turn gas into fish food

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Dubai

A Qatari company hopes to use the country’s abundant gas reserves to make protein for fish food and other animal feeds.

Gulf Biotech, the Doha-based industrial biotech investor, and Unibio have signed a license agreement to produce sustainable and organic protein in Qatar.

“The abundance of natural gas in Qatar makes the country an obvious choice for the production of Uniprotein,” said Henrik Busch-Larsen, CEO of Unibio.

“Together, we can help address one of Qatar and the world’s major challenges and sustainably feed the world’s growing population.”

Gulf Biotech has signed a license agreement for a plant which will initially have one module – consisting of four protein fermenting machines with a total annual capacity of 6,000 tons of Uniprotein.—AN

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