GBS-Lotos' project to produce microbial protein from natural gas

The Expert Council of the Astrakhan SEZ Lotos approved the project of the company GBS-Lotos to build a high-tech plant for the production of microbial protein from natural gas. In the next 7 years, the plan is to reach a production capacity of 31,000 tonnes per year and, if the project is successful, to gradually increase it to 100,000 tonnes. The first phase of production is scheduled to commence in 2024. Investment in the project will exceed 10 billion rubles.

GIPROBIOSINTEZ is an industrial biotech company headquarted in Moscow, Russia. The enterprise is developing the state-of-the-art industrial technology for the production of microbial protein based on natural gas.

Special economic zone of industrial production type LOTUS is its location in the Caspian Region at the intersection of the International transport corridor “North-South” and the north part of the Great Silk Way. This is the only Russian special economic zone that has access to the markets of the countries of the Caspian Sea, India, the countries of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.