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DENMARK - Young firm touts high volumes of microalgae to feed manufacturers

Danish firm Aliga is seeking cooperation with the major fish feed players to use its microalgae-derived products in aquafeed formulations. “One big problem for feed manufacturers when it comes to microalgae-derived ingredients is finding steady and reliable supply of sufficient volumes. With our technology, we believe we can provide those volumes, as we have a continuous production of high quality biomass, which we harvest daily.\"

September 8, 2017

Young Danish firm Aliga is seeking cooperation with the major fish feed players to use its microalgae-derived products in aquafeed formulations, sales director David Erlandsson told Undercurrent News.

Speaking at the recent AquaNor show in Trondheim, Norway, Erlandsson said talks with the major players in the fish feed industry were ongoing.

“One big problem for feed manufacturers when it comes to microalgae-derived ingredients is finding steady and reliable supply of sufficient volumes,\" he said. “With our technology, we believe we can provide those volumes, as we have a continuous production of high quality biomass, which we harvest daily.\"

Erlandsson claims Aliga can produce a biomass-per-year figure many times that of some potential competitors, which are at around 30t.

The north Denmark-based company – now one year old as a commercial enterprise – can grow a variety of different strains of microalgae, allowing for the production of biomass rich in EPA [eicosapentaenoic acid] and DHA [docosahexaenoic acid] omega-3 oils, proteins, vitamins and other nutrients in demand from the aquaculture industry.   

Source: Undercurrent News // Original Article,

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