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How can vertical farms use less energy and produce better and faster?

In Chicago, Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS), a sustainable biotechnology  company has been working on a simple but elegant solution – …grow faster, grow better, and grow smarter by letting nature help itself. Vertical farming (VF) is a potential solution for the production of high-quality, accessible, and climate-friendly nutrition for growing urban populations. However, […]

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AgTech BioTech Healthcare

Skin-Deep Beauty with Microalgae Bioactive Ingredient

Marine cultivation start-up Yemoja, Ltd., introduces its algae-derived external polysaccharide sulphate (EPS) serving the skin-deep beauty sector. This topically applied bioactive ingredient from the Porphyridium cruentum species of microalgae is in high demand by the cosmetics industry for its naturally tendering anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and rejuvenating properties.  The ingredient, branded EPS-Revive, is the first bio-active ingredient […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Foods Protein

Qualitas Health Partners with Grupo Indukern and Gullspång Re:food

Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, Ltd., DBA iwi, announces a partnership with Grupo Indukern, Barcelona, and Gullspång Re:food VC, Stockholm. These strategic partnerships enable Qualitas Health to accelerate company growth through development of innovative, algae-centered products and increase its footprint in the plant-based products market. With the consolidation of sizeable investment by the two entities, […]

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AgTech FoodTech Fund Raise Plant-based Foods

Qualitas Health/iwi raises $10m in first close of new investment round

Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, DBA iwi, announces it has secured $10 million in venture funds at a $73million post-money valuation. The investment round is being led by world-class FoodTech investor PeakBridge VC, Malta, together with Arancia Group, a privately owned Mexico-based food ingredient/food service conglomerate, Minrav (the company’s largest investor) and additional private investors. […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Precision Agriculture

Breakthrough biological innovation – the key to profitable and sustainable vertical farming

Algae-based biostimulants improve growth velocity, yield and quality in hydroponic and aeroponic indoor farming. The rapid growth of urban agglomerations across the planet presents serious food security challenges. The US Census Bureau estimated that 80% of Americans lived in cities in 2015. Vertical farming is generally regarded as the most promising approach to supplying cities […]

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Food and Agribusiness

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina, an ultra-nutritious algae, is a microscopic form of life that does not have the usual tough cell walls normally found in plant life. This means that it’s extremely easy to digest making all the nutritional compounds highly absorbable into your body. Spirulina comes under the “blue-green algae” umbrella and grows naturally in oceans and […]