Recently, a Finnish company established an experimental factory near Helsinki, planning to use air and water to produce food and achieve mass production in 2021.
Finnish company Solar Foods raised US$1.1 million in investment for the project. The technology developed by the company generates hydrogen by electrolyzing water and then uses it as food for beneficial microorganisms. These microorganisms react with carbon dioxide to produce a nutritional powder that contains more than 50% protein, 25% carbohydrates, and the remainder fat and nucleic acids.
The company’s R&D personnel said that the nutritional value of the food produced will not be lower than that of seaweed or soybeans and can meet the needs of the human body. In addition to producing food, another benefit of this technology is that it produces large amounts of oxygen.
According to data from the World Health Organization, Finland has the best air quality in the world. Experts point out that Finland’s dust particle density is 6 mg/cubic meter, the lowest in the world.