Microbes fuel a new palm oil alternative by C16 Biosciences—a technology start-up that brews the ingredient "like beer" to create a sustainable option that sidesteps the reported environmental consequences of traditional palm oil.
C16 utilized processes found in nature to brew the ingredient with the aim of reducing the environmental footprint or palm oil production while protecting natural resources.
The company's website describes its process: "Fermentation is a well-proven commercial process that has been used for centuries to convert raw materials into consumable commercial products consumed by billions of people every day. We believe that brewing palm oil like beer is the best and most likely path to developing a truly sustainable palm oil alternative.
"Our palm oil is sustainable -- it doesn't involve deforestation, endangering precious animal species, or forcing inhumane labor practices. The result is a world where consumers can enjoy the products they love without worrying about the dangerous practices involved in making them."
Learn more about the ingredient and company at www.c16bio.com.