C16 Biosciences is using innovative solutions to create sustainable alternatives to palm oil. Palm oil is found in many everyday items including food, clothes, and shampoo, but it has huge environmental and societal costs due to rainforest clearance to plant palm trees. Instead, C16 Bio produces palm oil from microbes with their proprietary technology platform that uses biomanufacturing rather than agriculture. C16 Bio uses fermentation to brew palm oil from raw materials, circumventing deforestation, inhumane labor practices and endangering precious animal species. In addition, C16 Bio has better control over the oil properties and can build a more efficient supply chain.