Located in West Sacramento, the 24,000-square-foot building will house a research hub showcasing the company’s innovations and cell-based technologies.
TurtleTree said the research facility will spur the development of precision fermentation technology currently used to produce milk ingredients like lactoferrin.
To staff the facility, the company will create approximately 40 new tech-related jobs in and around Greater Sacramento. These will cover diverse fields from food science to engineering.
TurtleTree CEO and co-founder, Fengru Lin, said, “Establishing this R&D facility in Greater Sacramento marks the first step towards bringing our unique products from development to market—one that we’re very glad will help unlock new opportunities within the local community. We’re eagerly looking forward to working with the brilliant talent in the area and building a future generation of nutrition that we can all enjoy for decades to come.”
Moving forward, TurtleTree said it remains committed to its role in developing the food and agriculture ecosystem in Northern California.
Aside from functioning as a research hub, the R&D facility will also serve as a center for TurtleTree to connect and collaborate with educational institutions, research-focused partners, strategic partners, future customers, and investors.