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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 […]

Spirulina Set to Become an Affordable Superfood

Spirulina, a green microalgae superfood rich in iron, proteins, vitamins and antioxidants would soon become affordable owing to efforts taken by a startup company. The startup Spins is researching to increase the productivity of this functional food. The researchers claim that the technology developed by the team reduces production costs by decreasing water consumption and […]

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

Belgians Experiment with Spirulina in Greenhouses

PCG (Provincial Center for Vegetable East Vlaanderen) has started the cultivation of spirulina couple of months back. Last year, the center performed some exploratory tests to select suitable harvesting system. The pilot setup is now operational and the research is being conducted within the framework of Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland project ‘The Blue Chain’, aimed at optimizing […]

E.I.D Parry’s Microalgae Facility Completes US FDA Inspection

Parry Nutraceuticals has announced that its organic spirulina and chlorella cultivation and processing facility in Tamil Nadu has formally received an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) after closing of inspection under 21 CFR 20.64(d)(3) by the US FDA. This is pursuant to the successful inspection of the facility carried out by FDA in July 2016. The […]

[ More ] May 13th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, nutraceuticals |

Nutrex Hawaii Earns Non-GMO Project Verification for its Green Complete(R) Superfood Powder

Nutrex Hawaii has announced that it has received Non-GMO Project Verification for its new product “Green Complete Superfood Powder”. The new product is a natural vanilla flavoured blend of three grams of Hawaiian Spirulina, organic greens, organic antioxidants, and probiotics. The company claims that the Green Complete Superfood Powder is the only greens product on […]

[ More ] May 6th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Parry Organic Spirulina Achieves ‘Certified Raw’ and ‘Certified Clean’ Status

Valensa International has announced that its Parry Organic Spirulina ingredient has received Certified RAW and Certified CLEAN Status from The International Centre for Integrative Systems, a raw foods industry standards body. The certifications focus on major issues for natural foods such as low-temperature, minimalistic processing, nutrient value and density, bioavailability, and sustainable, ethical manufacture. It […]

[ More ] January 31st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Super Crop Safe Gets License to Manufacture and Supply Spirulina

Super Crop Safe has announced that it has received license from FSSAI to manufacture and supply spirulina. This will facilitate the company to expand the market of Spirulina and its product mix in domestic as well as international market. Super Crop Safe Limited was incorporated as a private limited Company under the Companies Act by […]

[ More ] January 4th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

DIC Corp Pumps $13m into Spirulina-Derived Natural Blue Colour Extraction Facility in California

DIC Corporation is investing $13m into expanding production capacity of Linablue, a natural blue colour obtained from Spirulina in California. The algae is being grown by Earthrise Nutritionals. The move follows an initial investment of $10m made in November 2013, with new facilities scheduled to come online in 2018. More

[ More ] November 29th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae Pigments, nutraceuticals |

Production Expansion for Linablue Spirulina Based Coloring

DIC Corporation have announced that it will expand the production capacity of its California-based subsidiary Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC for Linablue, a natural blue food coloring derived from edible algae Spirulina. Investment in this project, estimated at approximately US$13 million, follows the investment of around US$10 million in November 2013 for its first expansion. The planned […]

[ More ] November 16th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Study on Spirulina Extracts Market

Spirulina extract market is expected to grow with a single digit CAGR over the forecast period. Europe is expected to dominate the spirulina extracts market in next four to five years, followed by North America. Various regions including Asia Pacific and North America are preferring natural products such as spirulina extracts which is expected to […]

[ More ] October 12th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Concentration of C-Phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis Using Forward Osmosis Membrane Process

Scientists performed an experiment where the concentration of a natural colorant called C-Phycocyanin (C-PC) extract from a Cyanobacteria Spirulina platensis was explored by forward osmosis process. The effect of various parameters such as change in Feed and Osmotic Agent (OA) flow rate (25–125 mL/min), OA concentration (1–6 M NaCl) was studied during the concentration of […]

[ More ] October 5th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Richmond Startup New Spirulina Based Drink

Richmond startup, 8-month-old company has created a drink — also called Spira — that features spirulina as its main active ingredient. Along with $20,000 in capital, Lighthouse Labs will provide Spira the chance to find out what the U.S. public thinks of its drink — and start brainstorming other ways spirulina could help those in […]

[ More ] September 7th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Allahabad University Research Scholar Prepares Cookie from Spirulina

A young research scholar from Allahabad University has prepared a cookie from the green algae Spirulina. The tasty biscuits which have been patented were assessed in a food laboratory. After analysis, it was found that the biscuits had higher percentage of moisture, proteins, fat, crude fibre, ash, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Experimental results showed that […]

Matrix Genetics & Proterro Partner on First Commercial Production of Spirulina

Matrix Genetics and Proterro have announced a partnership to produce high value nutritional products in Spirulina. Matrix will develop the Spirulina strains and Proterro will grow these strains on their proprietary production system. Proterro’s photobioreactor system uses a technology which converts carbon in waste CO2 into valuable products such as industrial biochemical as well as […]

Food Scientists find Spirulina to Slow Cancer Growth

Scientists from China conducted an experiment to test the effects of polypeptides of Spirulina proteins of five types of cancer. They used hydrolysis method to isolate the polypeptides in Spirulina and found 15 peptides including a new one which had the ability to slow down the growth of lung cancer cells. These polypeptides exhibited anti […]

Japan’s Chitose Heading Abroad to Ramp up Spirulina Capacity

Japanese bioventure Chitose Laboratory has planned to quintuple blue green algae production capacity by expanding its business overseas and setting up production plants in Singapore and America. The company’s business with Spirulina as a dietary supplement is currently a domestic concern, relatively small in scale compared with foreign plans. The company plans to invest 1 […]

Production of High Purity Phycocyanin by Spirulina platensis using LED Based Two-stage Cultivation

Scientists from Korea performed an experiment to produce high quality phycocyanin pigment from Spirulina using LED based two-stage cultivation. Initially Spirulina was cultured under a combination of red and blue LEDs to obtain fast growth rate. Later blue LEDs were used to increase the concentration and purity of phycocyanin in Spirulina. Results showed that the […]

[ More ] October 13th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae Pigments, Research |

US FDA Approves Colourcon’s Spirulina for Pharma Pills

US FDA has approved Colourcon’s Spirulina extract to be used for pharma pills.  Blue and green colours are difficult to achieve using previously approved natural colourants. Pill colour plays a key role in pharmaceutical branding. It is also important in patient compliance. For generic drugmakers who are trying to make green or blue coloured pills, the […]

DIC Corp Unveils State of the Art Spirulina Extraction Plant

Tokyo based DIC Corporation has built its $10 million state-of-the-art extraction plant for spirulina in Southern California to meet the growing demands for natural blue food colours.  The commercial production is expected to begin in September. The new extraction facility will produce DIC’s Linablue natural blue food colouring from phycocyanin extracted from Spirulina. Source

[ More ] July 14th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

Bulgarian Spirulina Farm to Start Functioning in 3-4 Months

A facility for the production of spirulina is being built near Bulgaria’s southern city of Pazardzhik. The farm will start functioning in 3 – 4 months and will produce the dietary supplement made from blue green algae. Magic Rose OOD Company makes the investment and the total amount of investment is nearly BGN 1.5M. The […]

[ More ] May 21st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products |

Thailand Power Producer to Utilize CO2 Emissions for Spirulina Production

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (RATCH), the largest independent power producer of Thailand is hoping to start commercial production of Spirulina using the carbon dioxide emitted from its power plant. The company has been doing research on this for the past two years ans has spent about 70 million baht for the testing phase. According […]

Cyanotech Corp Identified Vitamin K12 in Spirulina

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Big Island-based microalgae producer Cyanotech Corp. said the presence of Vitamin K2 has been identified in one of its primary products, spirulina.   The Super Formula to Fight Aging – Its Name is Astaxanthin -Know more The company has sold spirulina for more than a decade as a food supplement […]


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