Corbion approved as highest bidder for TerraVia

Following an auction process, TerraVia Holdings and its affiliated debtors have determined that Corbion had submitted the best bid for substantially all of the assets of TerraVia, a food and specialty ingredients company centered on ingredients derived from microalgae. On September 15, 2017… [Read the full story]

TerraVia plans sale to Corbion

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in developing algal-based consumer products, has entered into a “stalking horse” stock and asset purchase agreement with Corbion N.V., a Netherlands-based global leader in food ingredients and biobased technologies, to acquire substantially all of TerraVia’s… [Read the full story]

TerraVia looking to sell?

Jeff Gelski writes in BakingBusiness.com that South San Francisco-based TerraVia is engaged with strategic and financial parties that could result in a sale of all, substantially all or a portion of the company. TerraVia on May 3 filed a form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission saying… [Read the full story]

Thrive Algae Oil receives a Best New Product award

Algal-based foods manufacturer TerraVia, of South San Francisco, CA, has announced that Thrive® Algae Oil has received the 2017 Best New Product Award, the leading consumer-voted Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) award, from market research firm BrandSpark International… [Read the full story]

Lerøy / BioMar team for microalgae salmon feed

Andrew Hoyle writes in fishfarmingexpert.com that the Lerøy Seafood Group has linked up with BioMar to use feed partly derived from the microalgae ingredient AlgaPrime DHA. Beginning next month, Lerøy’s salmon above 1 kg will be farmed with feed formulated with a sustainable, omega-3-rich whole algae…

TerraVia’s algae butter receives FDA GRAS

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., a plant-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company headquartered in South San Francisco, has announced that it has received a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) no questions letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Algae Butter… [Read the full story]

Algae Oil Tasting

The Doctors, an Emmy award-winning daytime talk show hosted by ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman and family medicine physician and sexologist Dr. Rachael Ross, weigh in on the latest cooking oil trend, algae oil…

AlgaPrime increases aquaculture distribution
— Wolfson steps down

TerraVia, Bunge Limited and BioMar Group have announced the expansion of their distribution agreement for AlgaPrime™ DHA — a native, whole algae specialty feed ingredient high in omega-3 DHA ­— making the product… [Read the full story]

Univar to distribute TerraVia in Europe

Algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company TerraVia, and Univar, a distributor of food ingredients and provider of value-added services across Europe Middle East and Africa, have announced a distribution agreement across Europe for the AlgaVia® brand of Whole Algae Ingredients… [Read the full story]

Bon Appétit adopts TerraVia’s algae oils

TerraVia, an algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and Bon Appétit Management Company, a pioneer in environmentally and socially responsible practices, have announced that Bon Appétit has adopted Thrive… [Read the full story]

TerraVia’s Whole Algal Protein gets Canadian approval

TerraVia has announced that Health Canada has issued an approval for its Whole Algal Protein ingredient for food use in Canada. With this approval, TerraVia has achieved regulatory approval for its portfolio of AlgaVia® Whole Algae Ingredients, including AlgaVia® Whole Algal Protein…

Algal flour maker handling two dustups

The volleys continue back and forth between South San Francisco-based TerraVia and energy food maker Soylent, after Bloomberg published a claim in November that an algal flour ingredient provided by TerraVia for use in Rosa Foods, Inc.’s flagship meal replacement drink, Soylent, “caused consumers… [Read the full story]

TerraVia suspends supply to soylent

After being blamed by meal-replacement maker, Soylent, for contamination of their snack bars leading to reports of “violent” gastrointestinal issues, TerraVia, maker of the accused whole algal flour, has made the decision to suspend supply to Soylent of all its ingredients, effective immediately… [Read the full story]

TerraVia reports Q3 2016 results

TerraVia, the next-generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company that evolved out of algae innovator Solazyme, has announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. “Financial results for the third quarter of 2016 reflect progress in the Company’s transition to food, nutrition and specialty…

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…

TerraVia opening doors in protein powder market

Algal-based food ingredient maker TerraVia has announced that its AlgaVia® Protein-Rich Whole Algae is now being incorporated into bakery snacks, beverages, and energy bars by OLLY, Enjoy Life Foods, and K’ul Chocolate products, distributed nationally. A whole food, not a processed isolate…

TerraVia, Nestlé to co-develop animal health products

TerraVia, a pioneer in algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, and Nestlé Purina PetCare, a premiere global manufacturer of pet products, have announced a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. The agreement, which spans multiple years, will leverage… [Read the full story]

Wolfson Hands Over Keys

TerraVia’s financial results, announced last week for the second quarter of 2016, reflect progress in the company’s transition to food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, offset by the impacts of selling a majority interest in skin care line Algenist to Tengram Capital Partners…

TerraVia appoints Apu Mody Chairman and CEO

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., the South San Francisco-based next generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company formerly known as Solazyme, has announced that Apu Mody, former President of Mars Food America, has been appointed CEO and a member of the Board of… [Read the full story]

BioMar to produce fish feed from microalgae

Denmark-based feed company BioMar will start producing fish feed with omega-3 fatty acids obtained from microalgae, in what it says will reduce the stress on marine resources to provide sustainable feed. The product was developed in a joint venture with TerraVia Holdings and Bunge… [Read the full story]

TerraVia Reports First Quarter Results

TerraVia™, formerly Solazyme, Inc., has announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. Results for the quarter reflect the Company’s recently announced focus on the food, nutrition and specialty ingredient categories. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2016 was $10.9 million compared with $12.6 million…

Charlie Ross picked to head TerraVia’s global food sales

TerraVia™ (formerly Solazyme, Inc.) a pioneer in algae innovation focused on food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, has announced that Charlie Ross, former Vice President of DuPont’s Proteins Business Unit, has joined TerraVia as Vice President of Global Sales… [Read the full story]

VMG and TerraVia building algae platform TerraBrands

VMG Partners, a private equity fund focused exclusively on partnering with emerging branded consumer product companies, and TerraVia™ (formerly known as Solazyme), a leader in algae-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, have announced the launch of TerraBrands. The new venture combines VMG’s…

TerraVia (Solazyme) and Unilever sign $200 Million deal

In a week of major announcements by the transitioning Solazyme, news that their newly christened TerraVia embodiment has announced a five-year global supply agreement with Unilever. The agreement provides for Unilever to purchase renewable algae oils for use in personal…

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