Exclusive interview for SPINOFF.COM with Mr. Yuki Hanyu, Integriculture Inc. CEO, about developing clean meat, clean foie gras and other cellular agriculture based on unique and low-cost large-scale cell culture technology
Integriculture Inc. is a cellular agriculture company aiming to reform modern food system through the clean meat. The company is dedicated to positively impacting human health and the health of our world. Since meat production is unsustainable and it in 10 times is more resource intensive than soy, for instance, 70% of arable land is used for feedstock and 18% of greenhouse emissions. Cultured meat can solve these problems and it can sustainably feed the world population. As result, cultured meat produces 96% less emissions, uses 92% less water, and takes 99% less land.
SOC: Dear Mr. Yuki Hanyu, we are so grateful for your generosity this day in spending time speaking with us and sharing your insights about the clean meat.
Mr. Hanyu: Thank you for inviting me to this opportunity at Spinoff.com. Our project, basically, works on agricultural-scale cell culture to produce meat without killing animals. It has a huge potential as breakthrough technology going all the way to 22nd-century regenerative medicine and space farming while solving more immediately pressing problems.
SOC: Our investors and we would like to learn more about a vast experience of your academic endeavours and your professional background.
Mr. Hanyu: My background is chemistry, with more focus on surface, organic and biological chemistry. I got my PhD in Oxford in 2010. During my PhD I worked in the field of "nanofabrication", the study of manipulating atoms and molecules. The field spans surface science, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. After working as a post-doctoral research staff at Tohoku University for 2010-2012, I worked as a research scientist for Systems Engineering Laboratory, Toshiba Research, and Development Center for October 2012 - December 2014. I have worked in public infrastructures team to develop battery-based electric energy storage systems. On January 2015, I founded a business which in November became Integriculture Inc, a registered company.