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…

Cellana and PIVEG partner for algae commercialization

Cellana, Inc., a leading developer of algae-based products for sustainable nutrition and energy applications, and PIVEG, Inc., a leader in high-specification ingredients for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, food and beverage, feed and cosmetics industries, have announced that they have signed a letter of intent…

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]

BioMar, TerraVia ramping up aquaculture feed

Danish feed firm BioMar Group and algal food and feed specialists TerraVia are preparing to ramp up sales of their microalgae-based feed ingredient, according to Neil Ramsden, of Undercurrent News. Their challenge now is to persuade the industry of the value of adopting an omega-3 ingredient that might…

$1.1B global algae market projected by 2024

According to this report, the global algae market was valued at US$ 608.0M in 2015 and is projected to reach US$ 1.143B by 2024, at a CAGR of 7.39% from 2016 to 2024. In terms of volume the algae market is expected to reach 27,552 tons by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 5.32% between 2016 and 2024…

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…

Queensland’s Qponics to farm algae for omega-3

John Ballot reports in Brisbane, Australia’s Courier-Mail that Queensland start-up Qponics is set to tap into the booming Chinese supplements market as it prepares to open Australia’s first sustainable omega-3 producing farm. Qponics, which was started in 2011, received a $1 million grant in June through the Federal…

Netherlands’ FeyeCon launches algae-based health products

Netherlands-based FeyeCon, a company that has offered tailor-made process design and equipment at bench, pilot and production scales since 2001, has introduced a new line of health and beauty products employing microalgae as primary ingredients. Their algae were processed in the Netherlands…

Qualitas appoints Dr. Rebecca White as Site Manager

Qualitas Health, developers of high-value vegetarian food supplements and pharmaceutical ingredients based on microalgae, has announced that Dr. Rebecca White has been appointed its Texas Site Manager. “As we continue to build our production capabilities, we are pleased to welcome Dr. White… [Read the full story]

Neiker-Tecnalia identifies microalgae with omega-3 oil

Scientists at the Neiker-Tecnalia R&D Centre have identified and isolated a set of microalgae species belonging to the Thraustochytridos family that have high levels of lipids and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The research is being funded by the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the…

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…

DSM, Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 for animal nutrition

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., of Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, and Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH of Essen, Germany, have entered into a joint development agreement for algae-based omega-3 fatty acid products for… [Read the full story]

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…

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