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Alternative Seafood Is Set To Benefit From This New Whole Food Ingredient

3 Mins Read Smallfood, a Canadian microbial fermentation ingredients startup, claims that it’s about to change the alternative seafood sector thanks to a whole food ingredient it has developed. When added to seafood analogues, the company’s algae-based innovation improves taste and nutrition and helps match conventional seafood in terms of flavour, benefits, and, critically for consumers, price—all while […]

Can Microalgae Oil Replace Unsustainable Palm Oil? These Researchers Say Yes

3 Mins Read In a bid to replace palm oil, scientists at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are looking underwater. A research team claims that oil extracted from specific strains of microalgae coil offer a viable alternative to the environmentally-harmful conventional choice.  The new oil is claimed to offer personal health and sustainability benefits, according to findings published […]

Israel’s Yemoja Develops Red Microalgae To Make Meat-Free Burgers ‘Bleed’

3 Mins Read Yemoja is a marine ingredient startup already recognised in the cosmetics industry. Now, it is moving into the plant-based meat sector. It is in the process of developing red microalgae, branded as Ounje, which will allow meatless products to bleed realistically without artificial colour additives. Meaning “food” in West-African language Yoruba, Ounje will be a […]

India Has Potential To Become Sustainable Algal Protein Powerhouse, GFI Report Says

4 Mins Read India could become a major foundation for the global algal protein industry, a fast-growing sector in the sustainable protein supply chain, according to a new analysis. The report, released by the Good Food Institute India (GFI India), details the country’s unique opportunity to tap into its cohort of homegrown microalgae producers and optimal coastline environment […]

Smallfood: Canadian FoodTech Debuts Microalgae Protein For Alt Meat That Can Be Grown in 7 Days

3 Mins Read Canadian microbial ingredient company Smallfood is debuting a new strain of microalgae that produces a novel “perfect protein” that can be used to develop alternative meats. Smallfood’s microalgae can be grown in just seven days using the firm’s proprietary fermentation technology, a process that is far less resource and carbon-intensive compared to animal-based proteins.  Smallfood […]

Aussie Biotech Provectus Raises US$3.25M Seed For Its Algae Platform With Multi-Industry Applications

3 Mins Read Australian startup Provectus Algae has secured US$3.25 million in a seed funding round led by Hong Kong-based early stage venture studio Vectr Ventures. Provectus Algae optimises algae growth and uses synthetic biology to create a platform of algae ingredients suitable for use in a range of industries, from sustainable proteins to bioplastics.  Provectus Algae’s US$3.25 […]