Our company history

We utilise clean and renewable carbon and energy sources to create high-quality ingredients. Founded in 2018, we’re a fast-growing scale-up with approximately 30 staff based in the UK and the Netherlands.

July 2018
Company Founded

Deep Branch is founded by Pete Rowe, Rob Mansfield, and Bart Pander. The company is driven shared desire to make a positive impact on the world using natural microbes in a new biotechnology process.

Feb 2019

Pete Rowe and Rob Mansfield are selected by Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Manufacturing and Industry, highlighting the world's most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

Mar 2019
Investment | Grant

Deep Branch is awarded with £200K as part of Innovate UK's OC3 programme. The grant will fund the build of a Mobile Pilot Unit, a unit that can be shipped to a commercial partner's site and will produce data points of its technology in situ.

Jun 2019

Deep Branch signs partnership with Drax. As part of the agreement, the companies embark on a new bioenergy carbon capture usage and storage (BECCUS) pilot which could help reduce emissions from the agricultural sector.

May 2020
Investment | Grant

REACT-FIRST, a ground-breaking carbon recycling project led by Deep Branch, launches with £3 million Innovate UK funding. The project is an end-to-end value-chain-wide consortium of ten industry and academic partners sharing a commitment to tackling the global climate crisis and the goal of achieving neutral/negative carbon emissions.

Aug 2020
Investment | Grant

Deep Branch secures €2.5M European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator funding. The funding will go towards building a new Pilot facility at the Netherlands-based Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

Jan 2021
Ecosystem | Accelerator

Deep Branch is recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s most impactful, commercially viable scale-ups as part of The Circulars Accelerator.

Mar 2021
Investment | Grant

Deep Branch closes an €8M Series A investment round led by Novo Holdings and DSM Venturing, with participation from Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures and Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital.

Dec 2021

Deep Branch makes it onto the list of the 50 most promising European Deep Tech start-ups as part of the EIC ScalingUp programme. These companies are considered the most promising EIC (European Innovation Council) tech companies that have the potential to achieve substantial growth, and to become world-scale companies or to realise a big exit or IPO.

Collaborative Innovation

By collaborating with local providers of strategic raw materials, we ensure demand for food and feed can be met sustainably, without our customers compromising on nutrition or quality.