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COLIPI is The Yeast Oil Company.


We produce oils and proteins to feed the world sustainably and affordably

Applying single cell microbial production processes, we create value at zero land use (no deforestation) and zero carbon footprint. Yeast oils are superior to both fossil and vegetable alternatives.


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"We are still heading for a disastrous temperature rise of 2.4 degrees by the end of the century.
We stand indeed at the edge of the abyss."
António Guterres
Secretary General, United Nations
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Protecting the climate Means saving lives

Protecting the climate means saving lives. We are currently on track for people facing potentially fatal heat-stress risk from a 2 degrees rise and above in a few years from now (UK Meteorological Office). 

We invite you to counteract today together with us applying COLIPI circular platform approaches and carbon capturing and utilization technology.

We capture carbon and utilize it circularly

We produce oils and proteins from industrial side streams. We create them through natural fermentation putting wild type yeast cells to work. 

Our production is enhanced by proprietary carbon capture and utilization (CCU) solutions. You benefit. The climate benefits.

Industrial partners and their customers benefit

COLIPI’s circular platform approach in addition to its carbon capturing  and utilization technology  creates oil and protein raw materials with minimal environmental footprint. This enables industrial partners to produce blockbuster products while reducing corporate GHG scope 3 metrics.

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In cosmetic products COLIPI yeast essential oils have antioxidant and probiotic effect with high concentrations of  bioactive compounds like vitamins.

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As food ingredient COLIPI single cell alternative proteins and single cell oils are a sustainable foundation for healthy and vegan products.

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For oleochemical products like surfactants and lubricants, COLIPI yeast oils are GHG scope 3 decreasing drop-in chemicals mimicking vegetable oils.

We reach UN SDG with science

We believe that existing and new technologies will contribute to protecting the climate and preserving the nature. Our endeavour will directly pay into following United Nation Sustainable Development Goals:

  • SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production,
  • SDG 13 Climate Action, and indirectly into
  • SDG 15 Life on Land.

We are grateful

We are grateful for the non-dilutive governmental grant EXIST Transfer of Research Programme (EXIST) that is provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and European Social Fund for Germany (ESF). We are  thankful for the support by Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) which provides office and laboratory space.

Maximilian Webers


Holding a BS in Biotechnology and MS in Management, he synchronizes the scientific and commercial efforts including securing new funding.

Philipp Arbter, PhD


Holding a PhD in Biotechnology and having a decade of experience working with oleaginous yeast, he leads the fermentation to industrial scale. 

Tyll Utesch, PhD


Holding a PhD in Engineering there is no technological challenge he could not solve. He drives the carbon capturing and utilization efforts.

Jonas Heuer


Holding a MS in Bioprocess Engineering, he manages the products, does analytics and creates prototypical products for various industries.

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Harburger Schloßstraße 6-12, 21079 Hamburg

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+49 40 76629 3740

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