FoodTech start-up Gavan, Ltd. is beating the blue colorant blues by creating a wide array of natural blue colorings for hot and cold drinks via a proprietary technology. Gavan developed an innovative method for extracting an entirely natural, pure blue that delivers high performance and high stability. Derived from spirulina, this new natural blue holds […]
Algae as a source of feed and food.
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]