Israeli cultivated meat firm Aleph Farms has announced two new partnerships in Thailand to produce its cultivated meat products in Southeast Asia. 

Aleph Farms said it is teaming with bio-based product manufacturer and distributor, BBGI along with Fermbox Bio, a synthetic biology research and manufacturing company, to open Thailand’s first production plant for cellular agriculture applications. 

The company describes its strategy of cooperating with local value chain partners is asset-lite and based on a ‘hub-and-spoke’ model centred in Southeast Asia and other key markets.

It added that the new partnership with BBGI and Fermbox focuses on production enhancement, including elements devoted to cost optimization and operational scale-up.

Didier Toubia, CEO and Co-Founder of Aleph Farms
Didier Toubia. Image via Aleph Farms.

Didier Toubia, CEO and Co-Founder of Aleph Farms, said: “A prudent, capital-efficient scale-up lets us navigate infrastructure investments thoughtfully, enabling sustainable penetration into key regions. This strategy aligns with our commitment to scaling up responsibly, avoiding abrupt, extensive CAPEX investments in the process.

“Ultimately, this progression aligns with our overarching goal: ensuring food security through an equitable and inclusive transition to sustainable, resilient food systems.”

Chief Executive Officer of BBGI Kittiphong Limsuwannarot noted in a statement that the agreement aims to support sustainable development in Thailand with expected support from the government. 

Aleph Farms is the first company in the world to receive approval for a cultivated beef product.
Cultivated rib-eye steak by Aleph Farms.

Last month, Aleph Farms became the first company in the world to receive regulatory approval for a cultivated beef product, at the same time making Israel the third country to approve commercial sale of cultivated meat. 

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