Feeding Your Needs
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.
What does AlgaPrime™ DHA offer you?
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 in just days, combining renewable, sustainable plant sugars with algae biomass containing omega-3 rich oil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Algae-Based DHA Offers Chilean Salmon Producer Way to Boost Sustainability
April 26, 2017
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
Norwegian salmon to be raised on feed made with algae
April 25, 2017
Focus on salmon feed with microalgae by Leroy
March 9, 2017
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
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
Hope You Like Algae, Because It's Going To Be In Everything You Eat
February 6, 2017
How Ocean Startups are Disrupting Fish Farming
January 11, 2017
F3 Fish Feed Challenge: US team stresses ecological focus of contest
January 10, 2017
Fish for all? The fish-free fishmeal challenge
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
Industry alarmed by falling levels of omega-3 fatty acids in farmed salmon
October 14, 2016
Under Current News
BioMar, TerraVia ready to ramp up sales of microalgae feed
October 3, 2016
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.
Increasing the availability of marine omega-3
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