Polaris to launch new omega-3 product

Polaris has launched Omegavie® DHA 650 Qualitysilver®5 high concentrate & highly performing omega-3 algal oil, produced in France from sustainable sources of microalgae. Omegavie oils benefit from Polaris’ unique 5th generation of Qualitysilver process, making it ultra-stable. This patented technology…

42 Technology and LabXero team for pilot scale omega-3 equipment

42 Technology has been appointed by LabXero, acoustic particle filtration technology company, to help develop pilot-scale biomanufacturing equipment that could significantly reduce the costs of commercial-scale production of high grade…

Salmon with double the omega-3 content

Leading aquaculture producers Kvarøy and Blue Circle Foods, along with top feed company BioMar have announced production of salmon that offers superior nutrition through a 100 percent increase in marine omega-3 content, essential to heart and brain function, and overall good health…

Evonik and DSM to build $200M omega-3 operation in Nebraska

Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, and Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, have chosen Blair, Nebraska as the location for the commercial-scale… [Read the full story]

Do algal additives negate ‘organic’ milk claim?

Peter Whoriskey writes in WashingtonPost.com that, inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. There the Schizochytrium algae multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that resembles corn oil…

Qualitas Health triples algae production

Qualitas Health, an algae-based health and nutrition company headquartered in Texas, has announced a long term, strategic partnership with commercial crop producer Green Stream Farms to triple its algae production. With this partnership, according to the Company, Qualitas achieves enough critical mass…

DSM and Evonik Omega-3

DSM and Evonik have established a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. This will enable the production of omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition, beginning with salmon, without using fish oil from wild caught fish, a finite resource…

Algae industry growing in Southern Queensland

ABC News Brisbane (Australia) reports that University of Queensland researchers are growing their highest density algae at a pilot farm in Brisbane. “We’ll see how this goes in large scale, but in the moment everything looks very positive and we’re looking forward to the next few months,” said U. of Queensland Professor…

DSM and Evonik JV for omega-3 from marine algae

Essen, Germany-based Evonik, and Royal DSM, headquartered in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, have announced their intention to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. This innovation will, according to the partners, enable the production… [Read the full story]

Qualitas introduces alGeepa, new execs

Texas-based algae nutrition company Qualitas Health has announced a partnership with Texas retailer H-E-B to exclusively sell Qualitas’ premium omega-3 supplement line, alGeepa, in stores throughout Texas. AlGeepa’s core ingredient, Almega PL® is a 100% vegan, algae-based ingredient… [Read the full story]

Cellana and Living Ink to commercialize algal inks

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii-based Cellana, Inc., a leading developer of algae-based products for sustainable nutrition and energy applications, and Living Ink Technologies of Denver, Colorado, have signed a letter of intent for the joint development and commercialization of inks containing Cellana’s renewable…

Will algae raise the omega-3 content in farmed salmon?

Lisa Duchene writes in Global Aquaculture Advocate about a recent study by Stirling University (Scotland) researchers (on the Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 long chain fatty acid levels in farmed Atlantic salmon, 2006-2015, Scientific Reports) that revealed that the amount of omega-3 fatty acid in farmed salmon…

Omega-3 ingredients market est. $3.79 billion by 2022

EPA/DHA (omega-3 ingredients) market size is likely to be worth USD 3.79 billion by 2022, according to a recent research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. An increasing trend towards healthy nutrient-fortified diets is likely to drive the EPA & DHA ingredients’ market growth. Dietary supplements accounted…

The “promisability” of algae

So, what can we learn from the 10th Algae Biomass Summit, now in session in Phoenix, one of the nascent industry’s hub locations? For those who have attended this major industry mile marker through its tenured history, the news is as diverse as the product offerings now coming to market… [Read the full story]

Algal omega-3 a key to sustainable aquaculture

TheFishSite News Desk reports on how the sustainable growth of aquaculture lies in utilizing new feed ingredients that match requirements for good and healthy growth of the fish; and how exploiting microalgae as a feed ingredient can match these requirements. “We must ensure that growth is sustainable…

Beefing up beef with algal omega-3

Roxana Hegeman writes for the Associated Press that researchers at Kansas State University, inspired by the notion that eating more omega-3 fatty acids could decrease their risk of heart disease, are exploring whether the steaks and hamburgers from cattle fattened on algae can pass on those healthy fats…

Making plastics and omega-3 in space

John Wenz reports in Popular Mechanics that Dr. Mark Blenner, a research group leader at Clemson University, is developing a smart way for future deep space explorers to recycle their bodily waste into nutritional supplements to keep them alive and even create useful building materials to keep the ship up and running…

Algal omega-3 treats horse diseases

Casie Bazay reports in thehorse.com that chronic lower airway diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD), are very common in horses today. Reducing dust in the diet and environment can benefit these horses, but Purdue University researchers found…

A.I.M. Interview: Sapphire Energy’s Bryn Davis

In January of this year, after six months of plummeting oil prices, Sapphire Energy CEO James E. Levine announced that the company – with eight years and $300+ million of investment into drop-in algal biofuels – “is moving forward with its vision of commercializing its technology through several end markets.” The new…

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 1

So what happened in the world of algae over the past year? While to many this question might conjure up images of algae-bloomed beaches, Toledo’s toxic water curse of the summer, or maybe just a thought that the concept of algal biofuel has gone bye bye in the wake of cheap oil… [Read the full story]

Simris produces first algae oil from Sweden

Sweden’s Simris Alg AB has produced its first batch of oil from algae, grown and harvested in the company’s plant, located in the village of Hammenhög, in southern Sweden…

Study Analyzes Omega-3 EPA Uptake

According to a recently published study in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease, Almega PL™ – a polar-lipid algal omega-3 oil from the micro-algae Nannochlropsis oculata – offers better eicosapentaenoic…

Algae 101: Part 47

Algae omega-3 fatty acids provide significant health and development benefits during life in the womb. Health and cognitive benefits for omega-3s continue throughout life. Essential fatty acids are fatty acids critical to the good health…