The role of single cell protein in cellular agriculture

Antti Nyyssölä, Anniina Suhonen, Anneli Ritala, Kirsi-marja Oksman-caldentey (Corresponding Author)

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More food needs to be produced for the growing human population, but the possibilities of expanding the area of arable land are limited. Cellular Agriculture is an emerging field of biotechnology, aimed at finding alternatives to agricultural production of various commodities. As a part of Cellular Agriculture, the use of microbes and microalgae as food and feed with high protein content, so-called single cell protein (SCP), is gaining renewed scientific and commercial interest. In this review, we give an introduction to SCP production by heterotrophic microbial species, phototrophs, methanotrophs and autotrophic hydrogen oxidizers, as well as highlight some challenges and the latest developments in the growing SCP industry.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102686
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


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