Single-Cell Protein Market

Single-Cell Protein Market Analysis By Species (Yeast, Fungi, Bacteria), By Feedstock (Organic, Conventional), By Application (Food and Beverages, Animal Feed, Dietary Supplements, Others), By Region - Global Market Insights 2022 To 2032

Analysis of Single-Cell Protein market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Single-Cell Protein Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global market for single-cell protein amounts to USD 8.72 Billion in 2022. The market further anticipated gaining a size of USD 20.64 Billion by 2032. The arcade is likely to gain growth with a CAGR of 9% in the forecast period. The period for assessment in this research is 2022- 2032.

The global shortage of food and feed has prompted researchers to look for means to improve protein production. Single-Cell Protein is dehydrated microbial cell cultures or extracted from pure or mixed cultures of algae, yeast, fungi, and bacteria. They can be used as a feed and protein supplement with yeast and bacteria-the most acceptable microorganisms for Single-Cell Protein.

Production of Single-Cell Protein is carried out by utilizing waste materials such as wood cuttings, crumbs, waste from food processing, remnants from the alcohol manufacturing process, hydrocarbons, or animal and human feces. Since, Single-Cell Proteins have a high nutritional value due to their high vitamin, essential amino acid, and lipid content, they are highly utilized as an important source of protein for humans and animals.

The global market is expected to witness considerable growth in the near future attributable to the growing demand for food supplements as a result of an increasingly malnourished population.

Report Attributes


Market size (2022 A)

USD 8.72 Billion

Base Year for Estimation


Forecast duration for this research


Forecasted Market value (2032 F)

USD 20.64 Billion

Global Market Growth rate (2022-2032 E)

CAGR of 9 %

Key Companies Profiled

  • Charoen Pokphand Food PCL
  • Novus International
  • BEC Feed Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Church & Dwight Co. Inc
  • BioProcess Algae LLC
  • Calysta Inc.
  • Unibio A/S
  • Devenish Nutrition Limited
  • Biomin Holding GmbH
  • Evonik Industries AG

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Drivers of Smart Fertility Tracker

An increasing number of malnourished populations across the globe is expected to drive the growth of the market for Single-Cell over the forecast period. The data from UNICEF states that globally half of the deaths in children under the age of five years are due to malnutrition or undernutrition. For example, between 2010 and 2016, 35.8% of the global children population in South Asia was under nutrition followed by 34.5% in Eastern and Southern Africa as per the data revealed by UNICEF.

The global market for Single-Cell Protein is expected to depict considerable growth during the forecast period attributable to increasing world protein deficiency. Single-Cell Protein is used as a health food to control obesity and lower the sugar content in diabetic patients. Furthermore, the growing demand for protein-rich foods globally has led to the development of alternative protein sources to supplement conventional protein sources in animal feed and human food.

Key Market developments

The market is expected to gain greater traction in the upcoming year due to rising awareness about health. Consumers are focused on immunity boosters for health benefits. The manufacturers in the ASEAN region have started to take advantage of this opportunity to create nutritional supplements that support high-risk patients. The manufacturers of single-cell protein are taking efforts for generating revenue streams.

The sourcing of high-protein ingredients from sustainable and renewable ingredients is also a challenge that hinders the market growth. There is alarming advancement in the single-cell protein benefits which is considered as a single cell protein. These are used as an alternative to plant-based proteins. Single-cell protein production has many benefits over conventional protein production due to higher yield. The rise in the genetic engineering field has had big applications in single-cell protein manufacturing.

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Restraints faced by Market

The single-cell protein is often containing a high level of nucleic acid in biomass which makes it more complex and may lead to problems of gastrointestinal nature. The biomass can trigger reactions in the digestive path for the recognition of forest products.

The presence of a high amount of nucleic acid may increase uric acid levels. Moreover, in certain cases, the development of gout or kidney stone may result due to the high consumption of single-cell protein.

There is also a concern for hypersensitivity and types of skin reactions that may deter the demand for products in the assessment period. There is often a high cost of capital associated with the production due to the high cost of machinery needed which may create deterrence for the manufacturer’s profit margins.

Impact of Covid-19

The pandemic has weakened the global markets including the food segment. Food ingredient manufacturing has also faced challenges due to the pandemic which has deterred the growth of single-cell protein. The major source of production of single-cell protein are fungi, bacteria, and others which has been affected in light of the pandemic. The supply chain disturbances that were propelled during the period have an impact on the market and are likely to sustain its moderate impact in the upcoming days.

Opportunities In The Field

Based on the single-cell genome analysis the cells can be identified which is required by cell therapy. Cell typing is possible based on molecular profiles and the use of biomarkers. The rising iterative procedures are augmenting innovation in the field of single-cell protein. The reduction of toxic residues and opening opportunities in food and beverage sector application.

Lallemand Inc is investing in research for developing microbial products and having partnerships with universities for improved applications of the single-cell protein market.

Segment wise analysis

Based on the application the food industry is likely to gain major revenue in the market. There is increasing demand for protein-rich food across the globe thus contributing to the growth of the global Single-Cell Protein market over the forecast period. Besides, as an important source of protein, Single-Cell Proteins have huge potential to satisfy the global shortage of food with the increasing population.

Regional Outlook

On the basis of geography, the Single-Cell Protein industry is segmented into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Japan, and the Middle East and Africa. North America and Western Europe are expected to have significant revenue shares in the global market over the forecast period as changing lifestyles and increasing demand for value-added food products have increased the consumption of food with additional nutritional value in the regions.

Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to create significant growth opportunities in the overall Single-Cell Proteins over the forecast period. In terms of opportunities, the ASEAN region is anticipated to gain maximum share in the single-cell proteins for the production of alternative bio-protein feed to gain performance in the aquaculture industry. The companies like Calysseco’s Feedkind are gaining recognition in enhancement for regional food safety. The stable revenue streams are generating a market for bioprotein feed.

The single-cell protein market in ASEAN is led by Malaysia with USD 9.7 Million in 2020. This growth is owing to rising consumer spending and is attributed to rising in consumers in this region. The prominent countries in the region such as China, India, and Vietnam are accounting for half of the total aquaculture production which finds single-cell protein usage as an alternative to fishmeal.

Competitive Landscape

The market is anticipated to gain significant progress in the future period due to rising benefits and innovation in the field. The forecast period is anticipated to mark the growth of single-cell protein as the alternative source which is assuring the foreseeable future. The market players in mainstay are more focused on expansion and collaboration as business tactics to gain a competitive advantage in the industry.

Market Segmentation

  • By Species :

    • Yeast
    • Fungi
    • Bacteria
  • By Feedstock :

    • Organic
    • Conventional
  • By Application :

    • Food and beverages
      • Fortified Food
      • Fortified Beverages
    • Animal feed
      • Poultry Feed
      • Ruminant Feed
      • Swine Feed
      • Aqua Feed
      • Others
    • Dietary supplements
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Japan
    • Middle East and Africa

- FAQs -

What is the future growth forecast for the single-cell protein market?

The market further anticipated gaining a size of USD 20.64 Billion by 2032.

Who are the prominent market players in the field?

The key players in this industry are- • Charoen Pokphand Food PCL • Novus International • BEC Feed Solutions Pty Ltd • Church & Dwight Co. Inc • BioProcess Algae LLC • Calysta Inc.

What is the growth rate expected for this market in the forecast period?

The arcade is likely to gain growth with a CAGR of 9 % in the forecast period. The period for assessment in this research is 2022- 2032.

Which region is likely to gain major application share in the future time?

ASEAN countries are likely to become major markets for single cell protein.

How big is the market at present?

The present market size for single-cell protein is USD 8.72 Billion in 2022.

Single-Cell Protein Market

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