He will oversee the company’s technical leadership team
Deep Branch has appointed Anders Clausen as its new Chief Innovation Officer. As explained in a press release, Clausen will oversee the company’s technical leadership team in setting and executing its research and development strategy.
Besides, he will ensure the company holds robust intellectual property for its technology platform and products. He will also lead in establishing external research and development collaborations for the business.
Previously, the new Chief Innovation Officer founded Productus, a business dedicated to providing guidance on research and development strategy and production process development within bioscience. He has 25 years of experience in biotechnology.
Taking part of producer Chr. Hansen, he developed new products and production platform technologies for stabilizing lactic acid bacteria as starter cultures and probiotics. Further, he has managed innovation and technology development through collaboration between the private sector and academia.
Regarding the appointment, Pete Rowe, CEO of Deep Branch, confirmed: “Anders will be integral in bringing our (R)evolve™ gas fermentation platform to full maturity, ensuring we can commercialise products quickly, efficiently and with the ability to meet genuine market demand.”
On the other hand, Clausen said: “It’s clear that Deep Branch will play a crucial role in shaping its maturity. We’re ideally placed to define the opportunities for single-cell protein globally and unlock the potential of gas fermentation by solving the remaining technical and engineering challenges. Joining Deep Branch on this journey is incredibly exciting given the scientific and commercial opportunities it represents.”
About Deep Branch
Deep Branch creates sustainable, high-value food and feed ingredients to support a more sustainable food system. The company’s proprietary [platform name] technology uses CO2 and hydrogen as clean and renewable carbon and energy sources to deliver next-generation bio-based products.
Founded in 2018, Deep Branch has approximately 30 staff based in the UK and the Netherlands. It works with feed producers in industries such as aquaculture and partners with upstream companies such as CO2 suppliers to deploy its technology efficiently and safely. Deep Branch has already established relationships with major international stakeholders, including Drax, BioMar and Sainsbury’s.