ABS11 Part 2: Astaxanthin increases its prominence

Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid of predominantly marine origin, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects demonstrated in both experimental and human studies. Arun Nair, CEO, AstaReal reported that the global astaxanthin business is currently worth $550-600 million, with projections… [Read the full story]

Algaetech goes international with astaxanthin eggs

Malaysia-based Algaetech International, a pioneer algae technology company specializing in R&D, as well as production and commercialization of algae-derived high value products, has been on track to expand their production of astaxanthin eggs, to sell at the rate of 500,000/day by early 2019…

NAA Production Workshop call for presentations

The National Algae Association (NAA) has put out a call for presentations for its next Algae Production Workshop scheduled for September of 2017 in The Woodlands, Texas. The intention is to bring together commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies into… [Read the full story]

On the intrigue surrounding astaxanthin

Jasenka Piljac Zegarac writes in nutritionaloutlook.com that the health-promoting properties of astaxanthin, the red, fat-soluble pigment found in freshwater microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, continue to intrigue health-savvy consumers worldwide. According to a 2015 report from Research and Markets, the global market…

Algatech goes organic

Algatech (Algatechnologies) Ltd., at Kibbutz Ketura, in Israel, has announced its 100% organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae powder and astaxanthin oleoresin as part of its AstaPure line. Algatech was granted National Organic Program (NOP) certification from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service…

Study: astaxanthin market growth >7% CAGR

A newly published study from Global Market Insights suggests that the global astaxanthin market size was more than 250 kilo tons in 2014 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2016 to 2023. The global natural astaxanthin market size was over 25 tons in 2014 and is likely to see… [Read the full story]

Boosting astaxanthin production with a biorefinery approach

Biofuel production is unlikely to be possible without the development of major low-energy and low-cost breakthrough technologies for cultivation, dewatering, and harvesting. Meanwhile, the high cost of microalgae cultivation and processing technologies can be justified by producing high-value nutraceutical compounds…

Algaetech to break ground on new plant

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Algaetech International Sdn Bhd (Algaetech) has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Monday, October 28, for the launch of their Haematococcus…