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…

ConsumerLab.com quality certification for Solix astaxanthin

Solix Algredients, Inc. has announced that Solasta Astaxanthin has received the “Approved Quality” seal certification from ConsumerLab.com. Solasta is a natural astaxanthin extract produced from Haematococcus pluvialis (microalgae). It is non-GMO, vegetarian, extracted in the USA… [Read the full story]

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 launches astaxanthin-based skin care line

Malaysia-based Algaetech has announced the commercial launch of its astaxanthin-based skin care range, Astatude. The anti-aging and brightening skin care products, derived from Haematococcus pluvialis, will be made available through online and departmental channels… [Read the full story]

AstaReal 1st non-GMO natural astaxanthin

AstaReal, Inc. announced it is the first natural astaxanthin to verify non-GMO status via the Non-GMO Project Verified program. On December 22, 2015, AstaReal, Inc. received its certificate along with a letter of compliance from NSF, stating AstaReal® L10 (10% oil) is found to be verifiable in accordance with the Non-GMO Project…

Teaching algae to junior high students

Richard Degener reports for Press of Atlantic City that 17 Woodbine Elementary School students toured the Garden State bioEnterprises laboratory to learn how a common algae, Haematococcus pluvialis…

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…