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Israeli ‘Super’ Seaweed Company Seakura Hopes To Solve World Food Crisis

Seakura, headquartered in Herzliya and with offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, has worked since 2006 to develop and produce its organic “super seaweed” — with one serving having double the amount of protein, iron, and fiber found in dried seaweed harvested from seawater. For every 100 grams, Seakura’s signature “sea lettuce” contains […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products, Seaweed |

Corbion Expects to Lower Costs for Algae-based Ingredients

Corbion nv executives had a discussion on how the acquisition of TerraVia Holdings, Inc., an algae-based ingredients company, could benefit Corbion. Enzymes in Corbion’s bakery ingredients and antimicrobials in its meat ingredients are two promising areas. Amsterdam-based Corbion also hopes to bring down the costs of algae-based ingredients. Costs of algae-based oil potentially could become more comparable to […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Queensland algae could be used to tackle obesity

Queensland-grown algae is being touted as the next superfood to fight cardiovascular disease, cut obesity and tackle inflammatory disease. Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland and James Cook University are working with MBD Energy to create an algae industry in regional Queensland. Source

Cardax and GNC Sign Mutual Exclusivity Agreement for ZanthoSyn®

Cardax, Inc. has entered into a mutual exclusivity agreement with General Nutrition Corporation (“GNC”) for ZanthoSyn, the Company’s premium astaxanthin dietary supplement for inflammatory health and longevity. The exclusivity agreement covers the use of ZanthoSyn as a human dietary supplement, with an initial term of two years and provides for automatic renewals. More

$100K grant to enable Buxton seaweed company to scale up

VitaminSea LLC, a family-owned seaweed harvesting and processing company based in Buxton, received a Phase I $10,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research Program to fund a concept study for larger-scale commercialization of its seaweed products. VitaminSea harvests seaweed from Maine sources and creates health products from the seaweed, including […]

AstaReal Showcases New Cold-Water-Dispersible Astaxanthin Powder at SupplySide West 2017

At this year’s SupplySide West trade show, AstaReal highlighted its latest research and product innovations in the astaxanthin category. The company featured a new, cold-water-soluble astaxanthin ingredient, AstaReal CWS25, which can be incorporated into cold beverages without settling or staining the neck ring of the bottle. The company said that the new astaxanthin ingredient is […]

Enzyme-made seaweed compounds show much prebiotic and nutraceutical potential

Seaweed-derived bioactive compounds produced using enzymes present a wealth of opportunities in the development of novel prebiotic and nutraceutical food applications. Researchers point to the enzyme assisted extraction and hydrolysis of macromolecules as pivotal in enhancing compound properties that include prebiotic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. More

BDI to construct innovative algae production plant in Austria

Internationally renowned company BDI-BioEnergy International has planned to implement an in-house developed algae technology, together with its subsidiary BDI-BioLife Science GmbH. The Styrian plant manufacturer BDI-BioEnergy International AG is investing roughly 16 million euros in the construction of an industrial plant for production of algae biomass. As a first step, BDI-BioLife Science GmbH will produce algae-based additives for […]

New food packaging made from seaweed instead of plastic

Evoware, an Indonesian based startup has designed a new food packaging made from seaweed. The wrapper is nutritious if it’s eaten, and if it ends up as litter, it naturally biodegrades. A waffle vendor in Belgium is one of the early customers testing new food packaging made from seaweed instead of plastic. Because the new packaging dissolves in hot […]

‘Nonfood’ Sells Green Algae Bars

Los Angeles based company ‘Nonfood’ has launched its first product, Nonbar, which is a low sugar, protein- and fiber-rich bar made from spirulina, lemna, algae oil and a binder syrup.  The first bar is said to be just 80 grams, featuring 20 grams of protein and 20 to 25 grams of fiber at a retail price […]

Algae can Spearhead a Culinary Revolution

Revolutionary substitutes for salmon and tuna, made from marine microalgae, are due to be launched commercially in the EU next year, owing to the development of novel technologies by a team of French algal experts. The products are currently being developed Pierre Calleja, Professor Claude Gudin and Dr Alain Guillou, who were all closely involved in […]

[ More ] October 3rd, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products, Research |

Kemin and Valensa International Partner to Introduce Algae-Sourced Beta-Glucan Ingredients for Immune Health

Kemin Industries and Valensa International announced a partnership to jointly supply and market BetaVia™ ingredients, immune-supporting beta-glucans sourced from a proprietary strain of algae (Euglena gracilis), in the U.S. dietary supplement and functional foods and beverages markets.  The pro-immunity ingredients will be offered as stand-alone ingredients and as part of Valensa’s proprietary synergistic combinations. More

[ More ] September 28th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Fermentalg Looks to DIC Deal to Accelerate Expansion

French microalgae company Fermentalg has signed an agreement with food colourings company, DIC  to target the fast-growing market for natural alternatives to artificial food colourings. The partnership will bring together Fermentalg’s microalgae strain bank and its integrated biotechnology platform with DIC’s applied research, industrial and commercial resources.  DIC and Fermentalg have also signed a three-year joint development […]

[ More ] September 20th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Pigments, Alliances |

Ocean Wise Approves Two B.C. Kelp Species as Sustainable Seafood Options

Ocean Wise has given approval for two species of seaweed: giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) and bull kelp (Nereocystis leutkeana), both of which are farmed along the B.C. coast. These two species of kelp can be found in everything from sushi to brownies, and they’re likely to see more of it as production continues to rise at their local […]

[ More ] September 20th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Seaweed |

SPACE10’s Algae Dome Produces ‘the supercrop of the future’

IKEA’s external future-living lab — has erected the ‘algae dome’, a four-meter-high pavilion capable of growing what could be ‘the supercrop of the future’. Designed by architects, the food-producing structure houses a photo-bioreactor, a closed system that enables the high productivity of microalgae, microscopic algae that are typically found in freshwater and marine systems. It is imagined that in the future, different […]

Edible Innovations: These Spirulina Chocolates Are Helping Reduce Malnutrition

The Algae Factory produces chocolate with spirulina, a cyanobacteria with a high content of protein, vitamins, Omega 3 and 6, and essential amino acids. Spirulina has been nominated by FAO “as a powerful tool to fight malnutrition” due to its complete nutritional profile. The company produces and sells chocolate bars with spirulina flakes inside them. They […]

[ More ] September 9th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products, Innovations |

Nutrient-rich Microalgae set to become cheaper

A green microalgae rich in protein, iron, vitamins and antioxidants is set to become more affordable thanks to a French start-up team. Shown to be effective in fighting malnutrition and preventing cardiovascular disease, spirulina usage has been limited due to its high production cost. However, the Spiris start-up from Université Paris-Saclay claimed to have developed […]

Seaweed Start-up Dives for Success as Specialty Ingredient

Seaweed start-up Dansk Tang, which uses divers to hand harvest its macroalgae from the North Sea, is making a splash in Denmark’s specialty food retail space. Dansk Tang’s range of products includes seaweed pesto and mustard, grapeseed oil with seaweed, sea salt with seaweed and whole, dried seaweed. It has recently launched a range of […]

[ More ] August 30th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products, Seaweed |

City Couple, IITian Son Harness Spirulina to Address Malnutrition

Though the world has recently started recognizing Spirulina, a single celled algae, as a wonder source of protein over the last few decades, the fact has been noted in Indian literature for ages, and even finds mention in books like the Charaka Samhita. Hence, a city family has taken it upon itself to try it […]

[ More ] August 19th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Feeding Malnourished Children with Spirulina Algae

Spirulina is highly nutritious and contains about 50 to 70 percent proteins; it is rich in iron, amino fluids and carotenes and contains other micro-nutrients as well. In Mansa, it is being grown in ponds in the communities because of its high medicinal and nutritional value. Zambia has in the recent past been importing spirulina […]

[ More ] August 19th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

EU Project Aims to Improve Extraction and Cultivation of Microalgae

A new €5m European project aims to make it cheaper and easier to enrich food, nutraceuticals and cosmetics with microalgae. Improving extraction techniques and making cultivation of algae microorganisms cheaper are the main aims of the new research program, backed by European Commission, as part of its Horizon 2020 program. The VALUEMAG (Valuable Products from Algae […]

AstaPure® Astaxanthin Approved by Anvisa Brazil

Algatechnologies has received Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) approval for its natural AstaPure astaxanthin to be used as a food ingredient. The approval makes Algatechnologies, the first astaxanthin supplier to start marketing in Brazil. Brazil has the largest nutritional and supplements market in South America. According to Euromonitor, vitamins and dietary supplements recorded a sales […]

[ More ] July 29th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products, Brazil |

Cyanotech® Corporation Earns Halal Certification for BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® Raw Material and Vegan Soft Gels

Cyanotech Corporation has announced that its bulk raw material BioAstin SCE5 and vegan BioAstin soft gels have received  halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).  BioAstin is derived from natural microalgae, Haematococcus pluvialis, that is cultivated, grown, and processed on the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Source  

[ More ] July 20th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Parry Nutraceuticals Ties Up With Synthite

Parry Nutraceuticals has partnered with Synthite Industries for technology to extract phycocyanin from spirulina. Synthite Industries with a business of $300 million has a global presence in the natural colour segment and will focus on this market. Parry Nutraceuticals has planned to cater to human nutrition segment for selling of phycocyanin. More

FDA Green Lights Spirulina Extract as Egg Shell Color Additive

FDA has given approval for the use of spirulina extract as a colour additive for hard boiled shell eggs. The announcement follows a petition filed by McCormick & Company, Inc. The company intends to sell the extract as a blue powder in packets to its consumers. The powder is produced by filtered aqueous extraction of […]


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