Fermbox Bio Enters into a Strategic JV with BBGI: To Establish a First-of-its-kind Collaborative Synbio Plant in Thailand and SEA with an Initial Investment of Over 13 Million USD

India, Bangalore – Today, we are pleased to announce a collaboration between Fermbox Bio and BBGI, focusing on establishing biotechnology facilities in Thailand to manufacture Synbio products.

Fermbox Bio and BBGI have formalized a joint venture agreement, marking the initial phase of our collaborative enterprise. These biotechnology facilities will initially produce enzymes and expand into producing cutting-edge synbio products with an expected total fermentation capacity of up to 1 million liters, equipped with the state of art up-stream and down-stream equipment. Fermbox Bio will contribute its expertise in synthetic biology and manufacturing processes and BBGI will contribute its large-scale project execution, operational experience and funding.

Fermbox Bio will also produce cellulose hydrolysing enzymes (to facilitate the production of 2G ethanol) for Indian 2G ethanol manufacturing companies in the joint venture facility.

“We are excited to partner with BBGI to develop state-of-the-art biotechnology plants. Our mutual dedication lies in shaping a collaborative future in which sustainable Synbio solutions play a pivotal role, meeting the evolving needs of future generations while safeguarding our planet. BBGI’s commitment to a sustainable future aligns with our core business model, which focuses on collaborating with companies worldwide for product development, manufacturing, and commercialization. We firmly believe that the Synbio industry’s future hinges on global collaborations to achieve the necessary scale as we work towards replacing traditional supply chains rooted in forest products, animals, or environmentally taxing petrochemical processes.” commented Mr. Subramani (suBBu) Ramachandrappa, Founder of Fermbox Bio.

“BBGI has entered a joint venture agreement with Fermbox Bio, a global partner and a leader in research and production of synbio products with advanced microbial precision fermentation process. The signing was aimed to mutually establish a joint venture, BBFB, the first large-scale advanced biotechnology plant (CDMO) in Southeast Asia and in Thailand to produce bioproducts with precision fermentation process to support Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model. BCG model expected to enhance sustainability in biological resources and build inclusiveness to Thailand’s economy, social and environment.” said Mr. Kittiphong Limsuwannarot, BBGI’s Chief Executive Officer.

The investment of Fermbox Bio and BBGI in an advanced biotechnology plant will be planned into 3 phases with an expected total fermentation capacity of up to 1 million liters and an investment value of more than 82 million USD. Phase 1 will start with the installed capacity of around 200,000 litres with an initial investment value of approximately 13 million USD. Together, BBFB (BBGI and Fermbox Bio) has planned to establish a Bio hub in Chachoengsao province, a province of the Eastern Economic Corridor. The plan aims to enhance the country’s quality in every aspect, focusing on the New S-Curve targeting the agriculture and biotechnology industry, which is expected to be supported by establishing a CDMO plant from the government. 

Fermbox Bio and BBGI are dedicated in shaping a more sustainable future through innovation, collaboration, and responsible business practices. This partnership signifies a substantial step forward in addressing global challenges.

About Fermbox Bio

Fermbox Bio specializes in assisting businesses in mitigating supply chain risks by delivering sustainable and ethical Synbio solutions and products. Our collaborative ‘lab-to-launch’ framework expedites the introduction of next-gen Synbio solutions to the market with enhanced scalability and cost-effectiveness.

We are actively developing collaborative ventures with companies across the globe for product development, scale-up, and commercialization.

Central to our expertise is the capability to customize Synbio product solutions that effectively address industry-specific challenges. Our diverse product portfolio includes – lipids, proteins, flavour and colors, catering to various sectors, including nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and food. Fermbox Bio has its base in India and the US.

For additional details about Fermbox Bio’s key focus areas or to explore collaboration opportunities for product development, scaling up, and commercialization of next-gen Synbio solutions and products, kindly visit our website at www.fermbox.bio or reach out to us at Info@fermbox.bio.

About BBGI

BBGI is a Bio-Based Green Innovation company in Thailand with a specific focus on biofuel products, including ethanol, biodiesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other high-value bio-based and well-being products, all achieved through innovative biotechnology with an aim to be a leading Bio-Based Green Innovation company for sustainability. Dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability, the company uses alternative fuels, such as vegetable oil produced from natural raw materials, instead of diesel fuel.

To learn more about BBGI, please visit: https://www.bbgigroup.com/en/home

For media inquiries or further information, please reach out to:

For Fermbox Bio Pvt Ltd
Head of Communications
communications@fermbox.bio

For BBGI
Investor Relations
IR@bbgigroup.com

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