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).