Chitose Bio Evolution Pte. Ltd., a leader of the global bioeconomy concluded a total of 21M USD new share issuances through a third-party allotment with Shiseido Company, Limited, NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha.Ltd., Amano Enzyme Inc., Mers Line Pte. Ltd., Ikeda tohka Industries Co., Ltd. and SHINSHO CORPORATION.
The funds raised will be allocated towards the expansion of the microalgae production facility and R&D of product applications in order to accelerate MATSURI, the project to build a microalgae-based industry to replace the petroleum industry. Through these commitments, CHITOSE will contribute to the realization of zero carbon emissions and work together with others toward a prosperous future that will last beyond a thousand years.
CHITOSE envisions a future in which humankind can live prosperously for the next thousand years and aims to build an unprecedented microalgae-derived industry. Working in collaboration with progressive companies and organizations spanning various sectors and industries, CHITOSE is simultaneously expanding the scale of production and developing multifaceted applications in order to promote the use of microalgae products in fuels, foods, chemical products, cosmetics, and feedstuffs that support people’s lives.
In terms of scale-up of microalgae production facilities, following completion of a 0.1 hectare facility in August 2018, CHITOSE successfully inaugurated a 5 hectare-facility named CHITOSE Carbon Capture Central (C4) in April 2023. CHITOSE plans to expand it further to a scale of 2,000 hectares by 2030 and 10 million hectares by 2050.