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Japan’s euglena first for seaweed standard

January 30, 2019
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Euglena’s CEO, Mitsuru Izumo © Euglena

The Fish Site reports that euglena Co., a Japanese microalgae producer, has become the first in the world to attain certification for the new ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. The certification recognizes sustainably managed fish and seafood products.

euglena was initially founded after its CEO, Mitsuru Izumo, visited Bangladesh and witnessed first-hand the need to fight malnutrition. After being introduced to the nutritional value of the microalgae Euglena, many years of research and development followed before a method of large-scale production was established and the company started the first commercial production in the world in 2005.

Today the company produces microalgae for applications ranging from health food and cosmetics to biofuels. They mainly produce two species of microalgae, Euglena and Chlorella, at their on-shore production facility on Ishigaki island in Okinawa.

Many of the company’s products make use of the nutritional content of Euglena, with a variety of health supplements, food, and drink, as well as cosmetics. euglena is also researching the use of oil extracted from the microalgae as jet and diesel fuel, with plans for producing and supplying them for practical use in commercial aviation and public transport.

“The innovative use of seaweed and microalgae has huge potential to contribute to food security, a healthy ocean and the achievement of several of the Sustainable Development Goals more broadly,” said Rupert Howes, CEO of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). “I congratulate euglena Co on becoming the first entity in the world to achieve ASC-MSC certification and very much hope this is just the beginning of a widespread engagement by the sector.”

“Japan is surrounded by resourceful seas with high mineral contents and abundant seaweeds and it is vital that these resources are used responsibly. We wish to encourage and support other seaweed and algae related companies towards the ASC-MSC Standard. euglena Co. is committed to further develop our environmentally and socially responsible activities to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” added Mr. Izumo.

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