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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
“These healthier algae products have tremendous potential to make a positive impact in nutrition and functionality for our customers around the globe,” said Bunge’s CEO Soren Schroder.
Microalgae firm Solazyme (San Francisco, CA) and food and agribusiness company Bunge Ltd. (White Plains, NY) are expanding their partnership with a joint effort to bring algae-based oils to the food and animal nutrition markets. With Bunge leading global marketing and commercialization, the firms will also enhance their co-funded research programs to develop new products in nutrition and specialty fats.
Algal oils have “one of the lowest carbon and water footprints of any broadly available vegetable oils and achieve substantially higher oil yields per acre than those of most oilseed crops,” the companies say. The joint-venture oils are produced via fermentation in Brazil.
The companies are offering three oil ingredients in their AlgaWise lineup, including:
“These healthier algae products have tremendous potential to make a positive impact in nutrition and functionality for our customers around the globe, and we’re excited about the potential to broadly commercialize them,” said Bunge’s CEO Soren Schroder, in a press release.
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