Corbion, IQI expand algal DHA ingredient to pet food industry

October 9, 2020

Corbion, in partnership with IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients, is expanding its AlgaPrime DHA to the European and North American pet-food industry.

Corbion (Amsterdam), a leader in algae-based ingredients for feed, in partnership with IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients, is expanding its AlgaPrime DHA to the European and North American pet-food industry. AlgaPrime DHA is a sustainable alternative to fish oil produced from algae and touted to contain twice the amount of DHA compared to common fish oils.

Grown in closed fermentation tanks with non-GMO cane sugar as a feedstock and a production system powered by renewable energy, by incorporating AlgaPrime DHA, pet-food manufacturers and brands can lower their environmental footprint due to the reduced reliance on marine fisheries and fish oil.

"As a dedicated supplier of long chain omega-3 fatty acids to the pet food industry we are excited about the possibilities and sustainable aspects of algae DHA coming from AlgaPrime DHA," said Geert van der Velden, innovation manager, IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients, in a press release.

"The strategic partnership with IQI allows us to expand the nutritional and sustainability benefits of AlgaPrime DHA to another relevant market and to companies on an international scale which enables us to grow the adoption at a rapid pace," said Corbion's Head of Animal Nutrition, Karel Bierman. 

"We're confident that IQI's experienced team and dedication to the pet food market will help the continued growth of AlgaPrime DHA," added Luke Townsend, director of business development at Corbion.