The dynamics of the algal omega-3 market are set to change this year with the entrance of a wave of new players, including AlgaeBio, represented at Engredea by partner Global Health Trax, which has exclusive rights to AlgaeBio’s whole algae powder, omega-3 oils and high protein meal.
AlgaeBio chief executive Andy Ayers (pictured above) says his fermentation-free, photosynthesis-based production process will deliver oils with the omega-3s EPA and DHA plus carotenoids, phytosterols, chlorophyll and other nutrients.
The oils will be extracted from whole algae powder using super critical C02 extraction, said Ayers, who believes AlgaeBio’s production site near Holbrook in Arizona creates “near perfect” growing conditions.
He added: "We're growing two different strains, we extract EPA and DHA separately, and then blend them. So we can provide customized blends of different ratios of EPA and DHA."