Solasta is the first commercial algae-based ingredient from Solix, a company that began in algae-based biofuels.
Branching away from its origins in algae-based biofuels, Solix Algredients (Fort Collins, CO) has announced it is moving into the nutrition space with a new name and the launch of its first commercial algae-based ingredient.
The new ingredient, Solasta, is a natural axtaxanthin extract produced from the antioxidant-rich microalga Haematococcus pluvialis. Solix says Solasta is non-GMO, vegetarian, and extracted in the United States through use of super-critical carbon dioxide.
Founded in 2006, Solix previously operated under the name Solix BioSystems, but its recent repositioning as Solix Algredients coincides with the launch of Solasta. Solix says it is “now leveraging its extensive algal cultivation expertise to supply functional ingredients for consumer end-use.”
“The Solix Algredients strategy capitalizes on extensive algae supply chain expertise developed over the last decade,” said Ilya Golubovich, chairman of the board, Solix. “Solix has an experienced management team, strong and engaged board members, and is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing consumer demand for algae-based, natural ingredients.”
Solix intends to sell Solasta to marketers and manufacturers of dietary supplement and personal care products.
Nutritional Outlook Magazine