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The company will address needs in personal nutrition, aquaculture, and biofuel with a single crop.
Aurora Algae Inc. (Hayward, CA), a relatively new algae supplier with production in Western Australia, has launched its A2 natural products portfolio for the biofuel, aquaculture, and health food industries.
The A2 line includes A2 Protein, a complete vegetarian protein source providing every essential amino acid, and A2 EPA Pure, a vegetarian source of the omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
Aura Algae says its crude algal oil boasts a concentration of 65% EPA, compared to the industry standard 18% for crude fish oil.
“With A2 EPA Pure, we’ll make a significant contribution to the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries, providing a new sustainable, continuous source of EPA in the highest natural concentration available to date,” said Leslie van der Meulen, vice president of business development for Aurora Algae.