Ivy Farm, the UK’s leading cultivated meat company, has announced plans to build its first manufacturing plant. The state-of-the-art cultivated meat manufacturing facility will feature fermentation tanks with a 200,000L capacity, with the capability of producing at least 12,000 tons of cultivated meat, the equivalent of over 300 million hot dogs, each year.
Ivy Farm grows pork muscle and fat from stem cells in large fermentation tanks to produce real meat with a healthier nutritional profile and a more sustainable greenhouse gas footprint.
Once the plans for the new plant have been approved, the next stage will be identifying its location. As part of this process, Ivy Farm will be considering markets, such as the U.S. and countries within Asia and the Middle East, where there are clear regulatory pathways for cultivated meat.
The company is partnering with Dennis Group to develop the engineering plans and designs for plant, as well as sourcing the location of the facility. Dennis Group is a global design-build firm specializing in food processing facilities for companies, such as Danone, Starbucks, Kerry Foods, and more.
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“Dennis Group understands the scale and ambition of our company and are hugely experienced in the food and beverage industry, and we look forward to them scaling up our pilot plant design and engineering this innovative large-scale facility,” says Ivy Farm CEO Rich Dillon.
“Brands like Ivy Farm are paving the way and accelerating the pace of innovation in the food industry by blending biotechnology with traditional food processing,” notes Dan McCreary, principal at Dennis Group. “We’re honored and excited to partner with Ivy Farm on this first-of-its-kind facility, designed to produce sustainable protein.”