Nutress adds new algae strain to offerings

Nutress BV, a Netherlands-based leader in producing large-scale food grade microalgae products for the feed, food and pharma industry, has announced the production launch of their second algae strain, Chlorella vulgaris.

Besides the existing production of Chlorella sorokiniana, Nutress is now beginning the mass cultivation of the fresh water microalgae strain Chlorella vulgaris in the company’s proprietary cultivation system. “Thanks to this new strain, Nutress broadens its commercial opportunities in diverse areas,” said Reinier Smit, CEO of Nutress, “We are convinced that our cultivation method contributes in making good food available for everyone.”

Nutress’ new algae strain is rich in specific nutrients like amino acids, fatty acids and anti-oxidants, including lutein. The products are being marketed to various business segments ranging from feed and food to the nutraceutical and cosmetic industry – in powder, tablet and capsule form, with more innovative applications to be launched soon, according to the company.

Nutress was founded in 2012 in Ochten, The Netherlands, and has grown to become Europe’s biggest algae food company. Nutress is a Phycom company and is ISO 22000:2005 and Natrue certified.

 

Photo: Chlorella vulgaris. Photo courtesy Gartenteich

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