Some types of microalgae offer interesting applications in the field of human nutrition. Today, we already have high-volume markets for Spirulina, Chlorella, Dunaliella and Haematococcus which are sold in different forms: tablets, capsules and liquids, besides as condiments and additives. These products are being marketed worldwide as highly nutritional dietary supplements, due to its high content in proteins, vitamins, carotenoids, antioxidants and other substances highly beneficial to human health. These microorganisms are also an important source of high quality essential amino acids (Methionine, Threonine and Tryptophan), containing all essential amino acids mankind needs.
As well as being more digestible, some of these microalgae are also the original source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, with considerable levels of: EPA, DHA, ARA & ALA.
Additionally, by including microalgae in animal feed, we are able to improve palatability and increase nutritional quality, as well as partially avoiding dependence on the frequent price fluctuations in fish meal and traditional oils.
AlgaEnergy has successfully conducted culture trials for some of the types of microalgae which are in greatest demand for the nutritional sector since 2011 at its pilot plant, and we are therefore now ready to grow these microorganisms on a continuous basis at its industrial plant in “Arcos de la Frontera”, whose extracts are internationally recognized and in demand as nutritional supplements.
Combining its know-how, technology and cultivation systems which can continuously produce biomass from the above mentioned strains, from which products of interest to the nutritional sector can be extracted, AlgaEnergy is able to guarantee to its clients the highest quality and contaminant-free standards, which are required for nutritional applications.
AlgaEnergy is therefore at the disposal of international players within the sector, eager to meet their needs and to satisfy their specific requirements in terms of guaranteed supply and competitive prices.