Visit  cricatalyst.com!Nexus — Leaders in Greenhouse Systems Integration Check out more of The Buzz

Qualitas and Valicor partner to commercialize algal Omega-3

February 11, 2013
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Qualitas

Qualitas and Valicor are partnering on the production of EicoOil™, a premium Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LC-PUFA) Omega-3 product from a vegetarian source, offering high-quality EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)-rich Omega-3 oil.

Qualitas Health and Valicor Renewables (formerly SRS Energy LLC) have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the launch of high-EPA Omega-3 oil from algae. The companies have joined forces to combine their expertise and experience in biology, advanced chemistry and technology commercialization to make a significant impact on the global Omega-3 market with next-generation algae-based products.

“We are excited to work with Valicor Renewables as our strategic extraction partner,” says Dr. Isaac Berzin, Founder and CTO of Qualitas Health. “Exclusive access to Valicor’s extraction technology gives us a significant technological advantage and reduces the time-to-market of our pure-EPA omega-3 oil from algae. Valicor’s technology is proven and practical. It completes the necessary portfolio of technologies needed to manufacture an algae-based Omega-3 supplement on a commercial scale.”

“The collaboration between Qualitas and Valicor brings together best-in-class cultivation and strain technology with best-in-class extraction technology, protected by robust patents,” said Dr. Brian Goodall, VP. Business Development at Valicor Renewables. “Valicor’s extraction technology is designed to keep the natural algae polar lipids intact while avoiding the use of potentially harmful solvents.”

Based in Jerusalem, Israel, Qualitas Health is a privately-held company developing high-value vegetarian food supplements and pharmaceutical ingredients based on microalgae. The team is led by Dr. Isaac Berzin, a renowned pioneer in large-scale algal production engaged in the development of algae cultivation systems for many years. In 2001 he founded the first company in the world developing algal biofuels, GreenFuel Technologies, leading the development of advanced algal cultivation systems deployed at 17 locations in the US and globally.

Dr. Berzin’s Qualitas team has developed a unique and proprietary technology for strain selection, sustainable algae farming, harvesting and oil processing. The technology allows for the effective production of proprietary premium Omega-3 algae oil for a wide range of applications.

Since beginning the Algae Extraction Program in 2007, Dexter, Michigan-based Valicor Renewables has established transformative new techniques for the extraction and fractionation of algae oil. The development of the patent pending Valicor Algafrac™ technologies has provided for commercially scalable processes that efficiently and cost-effectively extract both polar and non-polar lipids.

More Buzz…

HOME Algae Industry Jobs

Copyright ©2010-2013 AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reprint this article in its entirety. Must include copyright statement and live hyperlinks. Contact editorial@algaeindustrymagazine.com. A.I.M. accepts unsolicited manuscripts for consideration, and takes no responsibility for the validity of claims made in submitted editorial.

From The A.I.M. Archives

— Refresh Page for More Choices
Natural carotenoid specialists Piveg Inc., with production facilities based in Celaya, Central Mexico, has announced immediate availability of natural astaxanthin materia...
Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a represent...
The University of Greenwich is leading a €10m international project, called the ‘D-Factory,’ to build a biorefinery to develop the microalga Dunaliella as a sustainable r...
Algae.Tec Ltd has received its first purchase order from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL), in connection with the arrangements announced on Ja...
Technical standards define critical terms and metrics to add wisdom for the algae industry. Agreement among science and business leaders represents possibly the most diff...
Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has completed a su...
As the number of photobioreactors in an algae growing operation increases, there is a need for both autonomous control and monitoring of individual PBRs, as well as centr...
Students from three Arizona universities will demonstrate their algae research projects at an Innovation Showcase May 1, in Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Fitness C...
A series of articles by Stephen Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory deserve recognition for their articles on algae-based medicines for malaria and cancer. Mayfield and his ...
Santa Fe Community College has been awarded a $50,000, SEED Infrastructure Grant from the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), for commercial ...
Algal oil represents one of the significant segments within the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) ingredients market. Specifically, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is ...
In Phys.Org, Yu Yonehara notes the breakthrough research from the Tokyo Institute of Technology on the connection between early marine algae and the development of terres...
A new, outdoor system at the University of Dayton Research Institute has been producing a high volume of algae since its installation in the summer of 2013, even through ...
Steven Mufson reports for the Washington Post that Algenol Biofuels estimates hackers have attempted to break into its computers 39 million times in four months this year...
A recent discovery in the multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri,has revealed the origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating...
Perth, Western Australia-based Algae.Tec Limited has announced that the Reliance Group has converted the first tranche of options following the positive progress achieved...
Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was recently asked t...
Channelnewsasia.com reports on three young Spaniards who harvest seaweed, a culinary delicacy, as a way for them to stay out of Spain’s troubled financial waters. 35-year...