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Senate Leader Visits Alltech Algae

April 16, 2012
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Senator Mitch McConnell (l.) gets a tour of the Alltech Algae facility from founder and president, Dr. Pierce Lyons.

Senator Mitch McConnell (l.) gets a tour of the Alltech Algae facility from founder and president, Dr. Pierce Lyons.

US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell visited Alltech Algae in Winchester, Ky. on April 12. The $200 million facility, opened in March 2011, is actively pursuing algae’s applications as a fishmeal replacement in animal nutrition as well as its viability as an alternative fuel source. It is considered one of the largest commercial algae production sites in the world.

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech’s president and founder, gave Senator McConnell a brief tour of the facility, noting the incredible opportunities both known and yet to be discovered with algae. There are more than 800,000 strains of algae, he said, in comparison to the four to five yeast strains that gave rise to Alltech’s core animal health and nutrition business.

Sen. McConnell also spoke with workers and local officials during the visit and praised them for their hard work and innovative approach in using new technologies to improve animal health and nutrition. “Alltech is an extraordinary success story and its workers should be proud of the work they do in improving the nation’s agricultural and nutritional health,” Sen. McConnell said.

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