Single Cell Protein Market: Market Outlook
The increasing global deficiency of protein is becoming a main problem for animals and humankind. Protein is a nutrient needed by the human body for growth and maintenance. Proteins are the essential building blocks in human life for taking care of hair and skin. Proteins offer recognized protection and nutrition for a healthy and vibrant look. Protein as a fuel provides a sufficient amount of energy density as carbohydrates. Proteins make up approximately 25% of the largest organ in the human body that is skin and 95% of human hair. Protein can be found in a variety of food.
Microorganisms like bacteria, yeast, fungi, and algae, utilize low-cost feedstock and wastes as sources of energy and carbon for the growth to produce protein concentrate, amino acids or biomass. Single cell proteins are the dehydrated cells of microorganism, which are used as protein fortification in animal feeds or human food products. Single cell protein is a source of protein obtained from a one-celled organism grown on different carbon sources and used as a substitute for protein-rich supplements. Microorganisms have the possibility of continuous production, shorter generation time, no requirements in arable land or any particular season to grow in any part of the world.
Most of the micro-organisms used as manufacturers of protein raised as a single or filamentous individual rather than as a composite multi-cellular organism such as animals or plants. Use of microorganisms in the production of proteins gives numerous advantages over the conventional methods.
Single Cell Protein and its Properties:
The microorganisms use the nitrogen and carbon present in the materials and transfer them into high-quality proteins which is used as a supplement in both animal feed and human food. The single cell proteins are readily used as fodder for fattening of pigs, and calves and in fish breeding. Single cell protein provides instant energy and it is extremely good for healthy eyes and skin. Also, it provides the best protein supplemented food for undernourished children. Single cell protein serves as a good source of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and crude fibers.
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Microorganisms have a high rate of multiplication which means a huge quantity of biomass can be produced in a relatively shorter duration. The microorganisms can be simply genetically modified to change the amino acid composition. A wide range of raw materials, including waste resources, can be used as a substrate. This assist in decreasing the number of contaminants. Production of single cell protein is independent of climatic conditions.
Single Cell Protein Market: Segmentation
On the basis of the type of species, the global Single Cell Protein market has been segmented as:
- Spirulina steps
- Chlorella pyrenoidosa
- Chondrus crispus
- Aspergillus fumigatus
- Aspergillus niger
- Rhizopus cyclopium
- Pseudomonas fluorescens
- Bacillus megaterium
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Candida tropicalis
- Candida utilis
On the basis of feedstock, the global Single Cell Protein market has been segmented as:
On the basis of Geographical area, the global Single Cell Protein market has been segmented as:
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific
- The Middle East and Africa
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On the basis of application, the global Single Cell Protein market has been segmented as:
- Food and Beverage
- Fortified Food
- Fortified Beverages
- Animal Feed & Pet Food
- Poultry Feed
- Fish Feed
- Swine Feed
- Ruminant Feed
- Dietary Supplements
Single Cell Protein Market: Market Participants
Some of the market participants dominating the global edible films and coatings market identified across the value chain include Aumgene Biosciences, NOW Food Health LLC, Willows Ingredients, Novozymes, Devenish Nutrition Limited, PRO SOLO SPA, BIO-CAT, BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Alltech, Inc., and Nutreco N.V. among the other single cell protein manufacturers.
Opportunities for Participants in the Single Cell Protein Market
Single cell protein is a source of rich protein and it is very favorable with the potential to satisfy the global shortage of food for the growing population. Therefore, the use of microbial biomass as feed and food are more highlighted. Availability of substrate and waste streams are the main driver of the single cell protein market. Processes are developed to produce single cell protein from inexpensive waste materials as well as directly from agricultural resources. Also, algae and bacteria can be used as single cell protein which has larger biomass than fungi, may be an advantage over other sources of protein and thus accelerate the growth of a single cell protein market.