Algolife preparing a future international sector in Bretagne

Robert Larocque is in charge of Algolife project, on Laber site at the Roscoff Biological Station. Photo credit : Naturalgues

Driven by the Sica Saint-Pol through Agrival (Saint-Pol-de-Léon) since 2014, the  Algolife (Roscoff) projects aims to certify large algae molecules to manufacture high value-added products in human and animal nutrition and health.

The project was certified Future Investment Project in 2015 and aims to create a microalgae biorefinery to extract these molecules in industrial quantities and supply a sustainable and international food market. It must also identify new molecules with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating properties.

Three major manufacturers have teamed up with Algolife: Olmix (Bréhan), that plans to reduce chemicals, antiseptics and antibiotics in livestock farming, Diana Pet Food (Elven), an ingredient supplier for premium dog and cat dry food, and Triballat (Sojasun and Vrai, Noyal sur Vilaine), looking for new ingredients for drinks.

 

Source : Ouest France – 27/11/2017

Photo credit : Naturalgues