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Introducing AlgaprimeTM DHA
A Traceable, Sustainable, High-Quality Alternative To Marine-Based Omega-3s

AlgaPrime™ DHA is a long chain omega-3 rich algae ingredient for the aquaculture, pet, and livestock industries.

Algae is the original source of long chain omega-3s (EPA & DHA). The AlgaPrime™ DHA production facility embodies the principles of large scale sustainable production with low carbon, water, and land use impact.

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What does AlgaPrime™ DHA offer you?

The Original
Source of DHA.

To address the growing demand of omega-3s, AlgaPrime™ DHA offers a traceable, sustainable, high-quality alternative with algae.

Unprecedented scale, available now.

AlgaPrime™ DHA is produced at a facility in Brazil. With some of the world’s largest aerobic fermenters, we are capable of producing AlgaPrime™ DHA consistently, to meet industry needs.

High-quality omega-3s in a matter of days.

Algae is grown in closed fermentation tanks, transforming renewable, sustainable plant sugars into algae biomass containing omega-3 rich oil in a matter of days.

Consistent supply and quality.

To remove dependency on uncertainties, AlgaPrime™ DHA provides supply chain resilience and on demand production without the constraints of geography, seasonality, and changing climate conditions.

Producing Sustainably

Our facility embodies the principles of sustainable production to produce microalgae-based products with low carbon, water and land use impacts. To make AlgaPrime™ DHA, microalgae are grown in closed fermentation tanks where they transform renewable, sustainable plant sugars into algae containing omega-3-rich oil in a matter of days.

Our facility sits among sugar cane fields and is located next door to a sugar cane mill. Compared to other sugars' sources like corn and wheat, the sugar cane used to grow AlgaPrime™ DHA is one of the world’s most productive sugar sources. Even the sugar cane waste is used as a renewable source of energy to power the sugar mill and our algae facility.

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Sourcing Responsibly

To safeguard our positive environmental and social impact of AlgaPrime™ DHA, we work to ensure that our raw materials are sourced responsibly. Our algae production takes place in the São Paulo State of Brazil, the major sugar cane production area in Brazil.

AlgaPrime™ DHA facility is located in the São Paulo area

All our sugar suppliers must meet our strict Cane Sugar Code which is based on internationally recognized standards to address responsible sourcing of raw materials including land use, biodiversity, labor, ethical, and social considerations. We audit our suppliers on a regular basis to ensure compliance.

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Protecting Our Oceans

Global demand for omega-3s is growing in aquaculture, human and animal nutrition markets. As an alternative to ingredients like fish oil and oils present in feed meal produced from forage fish, AlgaPrime™ DHA can help reduce depletion of small marine fish. On a DHA basis, one metric ton of AlgaPrime™ DHA is the equivalent of saving up to 40 metric tons of wild caught fish from our oceans.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics (2014), xvi. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5716t.pdf

Sprague, M. et al. Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 long-chain fatty acid levels in farmed Atlantic salmon, 2006-2015. Sci. Rep. 6, 21892; doi: 10.1038/srep21892 (2016).


Our Latest News

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    Corbion Expands Algae Business With Strategic Appointments

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  • April 28, 2020

    AlgaPrime™ DHA Awarded by Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas

  • April 16, 2020

    AlgaPrime™ DHA important source of omega-3 fatty acids in American Heart Association certification of Kvarøy Arctic™ Salmon

  • April 15, 2020
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    Fermentation to fill the omega-3 gap: ‘Every metric tonne used saves many metric tonnes of wild fish’

  • March 4, 2020

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  • February 5, 2020

    AlgaPrime™ DHA by Corbion and BioMar collaborate to provide innovative feed for new sustainable salmon brand - Kvarøy Arctic

  • February 4, 2020
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    Norway sustainable salmon brand launches in North America

  • October, 2019
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    Making seafood more sustainable – could algae be the answer?

  • October 1, 2019

    AlgaPrime™ DHA Expands into Custom Feed by BioMar Supplied to Salmon Group, the Largest Network of Local, Family-Owned Fish Farming and Aquaculture Companies

  • September 23, 2019
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  • August, 29, 2019

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  • August 27, 2019

    AlgaPrime™ DHA a key ingredient in new feed for the Salmon Group

  • June 13, 2019

    AlgaPrime™ DHA completes successful trial with Thai Union in shrimp feed demonstrating new opportunities for responsibly farmed shrimp

  • April 17, 2019

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  • March 27, 2019
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  • March 19, 2019
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    Corbion teams up with celebrity chef to promote algae fed salmon

  • March 5, 2019
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    Makers of algae-based fish feed ingredient celebrate reaching 350,000t mark

  • March 5, 2019

    More salmon farmers embracing alage-based fish feed, says Biomar

  • February 20, 2019

    Leroy sees bright future for microalgae in its salmon

  • June 25, 2018
    Global Aquaculture Alliance

    SeaWeb Seafood Summit: Defining the future of aquafeed

  • June 6, 2018

    Corbion acquires Bunge's stake in SB Renewable Oils joint venture

  • October 5, 2017

    AlgaPrime DHA Receives the 2017 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

  • May 1, 2017
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    Algae-Based DHA Offers Chilean Salmon Producer Way to Boost Sustainability

  • April 26, 2017
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    Chilean Farmer Ventisqueros to Use AlgaPrime-Based Feed

  • April 26, 2017

    AlgaPrime™ DHA is now being used by a leading Chilean salmon farmer, Ventisqueros, S.A.

  • April 25, 2017
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    Norwegian salmon to be raised on feed made with algae

  • April 25, 2017

    Focus on salmon feed with microalgae by Leroy

  • March 9, 2017
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    Industry Demand Sees TerraVia and Bunge Ramping Up DHA and Algae Production

  • March 8, 2017

    Success of AlgaPrime™ DHA in Aquaculture Market Drives Increased Commercial Distribution

  • March 8, 2017
    Undercurrent News

    TerraVia: Omega 3 AlgaPrime feed getting strong positive feedback from customers

  • February 28, 2017

    Grain traders prepping fish oil substitutes for aquaculture, health fads

  • February 14, 2017
    Fast Company

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  • February 6, 2017
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  • January 11, 2017
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    F3 Fish Feed Challenge: US team stresses ecological focus of contest

  • January 10, 2017
    Monga Bay

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  • December 5, 2016

    TerraVia and Bunge Announce Seafoodexport to Bring AlgaPrime™ DHA to EU Animal Nutrition Market

  • November 21, 2016

    New AlgaPrime™ DHA, an Algae-Based Alternative to Fish Oil, Addresses Declining Omega-3 Content in Farmed Salmon

  • October 18, 2016
    Seafood Source

    Industry alarmed by falling levels of omega-3 fatty acids in farmed salmon

  • October 14, 2016
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    BioMar, TerraVia ready to ramp up sales of microalgae feed

  • October 3, 2016
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    Skretting gets behind algal oil breakthrough from Evonik and DSM

  • September 23, 2016
    The Fish Site

    AquacultureEurope 2016: Sustainable Aquaculture Growth Lies in New Feed Ingredients

  • September 21, 2016

    Biomar highlights benefits of algae-based feed

  • May 31, 2016

    Securing the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture by Increasing the Availability of Marine Omega-3

  • May 13, 2016
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A new way to feed farmed salmon could take pressure off wild fish

  • May 4, 2016

    TerraVia and Bunge Launch AlgaPrime DHA for the Specialty Feed Ingredients Market

  • March 18, 2016

    TerraVia Announces Appointment of Food Industry Veteran Irene Chang Britt to the Board of Directors.

  • 2016

    Increasing the availability of marine omega-3

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