Allmicroalgae has unveiled its expansion plans. The aim is to realize a nominal production capacity of 120 tonnes raw materials per year by 2022. This would mean an increase of more than 50 percent of current capacities and even a doubling compared to the initial volume.
The growth plans include the installation of a second fermenter. This installation will be key in achieving nominal production capacity of 120 tonnes a year by 2022. Allmicroalgae is also planning to expand its capabilities to produce specific species tailor-made to customer requirements for different market sectors among which are food, health and feed.
Optimising production and maximising the biochemical and functional characteristics of the algae-based products are at the heart of R&D activities of Allmicroalgae. The microalgae are cultivated in photobioreactors and fermentation vessels, with continuous monitoring of cultural parameters and contaminants, before biomass is harvested through ultrafiltration. They are then spray dried and packed in a protective atmosphere, with each batch verified as free of contaminants by an independent third-party laboratory.
“The rapidly growing market for natural, sustainable ingredients with added health benefits proves the importance of our goal to make nutritious and sustainable microalgae accessible to all. In response to the increasing demand for algae-based solutions, we are more than happy to be able to expand delivery and to further approve services to our customers,” says Margarida Eustáquio, responsible for Business Development at Allmicroalgae.
Allmicroalgae is one of the largest European producers of algae-based ingredients. Its expansion plans were given a boost recently thanks to the announcement of a new partnership with Greentech, a pioneer in plant biotechnology with experience in processing algae in innovative ingredients. The joint venture is supporting Allmicroalgae to expand its global presence.