Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Partners With Aleph Farms to Develop Sustainable Infrastructure for Cultivated Meat

Aleph Farms, an Israel-based a cultivated meat startup, announced last week that it is working “to eliminate emissions associated with its meat production by 2025 and reach the same net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2030.”

Through a partnership with  Black & Veatch’s NextGen Ag team, the cultured meat pioneers in Israel will leverage Black & Veatch’s expertise in sustainable production to build what it refers to as a “resilient, compliant and sustainable infrastructure for large-scale production, embracing foundational principles of circular economy and renewable energy.”

CEO of Aleph Farms, Didier Toubia, says that “food system resilience is at the core of Aleph Farms’ vision and the key to building a better future for generations that follow […] We have to rethink the way we use our natural resources, but our sustainability approach encompasses not only aggressive environmental goals. It also targets social, nutritional and economic objectives.”

Aleph Farms' slaughter-free steaks
©Aleph Farms

Black & Veatch’s NextGen Ag team states it is “contributing to the conversations around the next generation of food and agricultural technologies,” and is taking part in thought leadership and conferences to promote the cellbased meat industry. The company says it is committed to “ushering in a new sustainable era of food and agricultural production.”

“Our mission is to help bridge the gap between research and development, technology, engineering and commercialization,” said Kim Lovan, Managing Director with Black & Veatch NextGen Ag. “We work with both emerging companies and established manufacturers to enable their vision and ultimately help them produce better food which will helps create a better planet for all of us.”



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