Solein is grown out of a mighty microorganism using CO2 and electricity. The result, following fermentation and drying, is a yellowish powder that its makers say could provide a “bountiful harvest born out of thin air”.

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Solar Foods, the firm behind Solein, hopes to initially produce 160 tonnes of the alternative protein annually - enough for around 5 million meals.

Solein has already received novel food regulatory approval in Singapore.