Launching ‘Aleph Zero’ Program to Grow Steaks in Space
We are excited to announce the launch of our space program, Aleph Zero.
This mission will forward our vision for advancing food security by producing fresh quality meat anywhere, independent of climate change and of availability of local natural resources. We are introducing new capabilities for locally producing fresh, quality meat even in the most harsh and remote extraterrestrial environments, such as space.
To achieve this goal, we are securing strategic partnerships with technology companies and space agencies for long term collaborative research and development contracts that will ensure the integration of our cellular agriculture innovations into leading space programs. These programs will leverage our deep-rooted expertise in cell biology, tissue engineering, and food science to establish BioFarms™ (our large-scale meat cultivation facilities) in extraterrestrial environments, enabling us to eventually apply the lessons learned in space to earthbound sites.
This program follows the success of the company’s first experiment of producing meat on the International Space Station a year ago, in collaboration with 3D Bioprinting Solutions. This proof-of-concept marked a historic milestone in sustainable food production, resulting in new capacities to cultivate real meat directly from various types of cow cells, under micro-gravity and far from any natural resources.
A message from Didier Toubia, our Co-Founder and CEO:
“‘Aleph Zero’ represents the mathematical symbol of the smallest infinite number, and how Aleph Farms brings space infinity closer by supporting deep-space exploration and colonization of new planets. The term also represents the company’s vision for producing meat with near-zero natural resources,” Didier explains.
“The constraints imposed by deep-space-exploration — the cold, thin environment and the circular approach — force us to tighten the efficiency of our meat production process to much higher sustainability standards,” adds Didier. “The program ‘Aleph Zero’ reflects our mission of producing quality, delicious meat locally where people live and consume it, even in the most remote places on Earth like the Sahara Desert or Antarctica. Providing unconditional access to high-quality nutrition to anyone, anytime, anywhere.”
“When people will live on the Moon or Mars, Aleph Farms will be there as well.”