FERMENTALG: BIO-PRODUCER OF ENRICHED OILS FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE
Our groundbreaking technology optimizes the industrial exploitation of the exceptional properties that are found in microalgae to produce molecules of interest such as the Omega 3 fatty acids, coloring agents, antioxidants and biopolymers, etc. that we integrate and use in our everyday products.
Fermentalg, a patented technology dedicated to our day-to-day needs.
The technology developed by Fermentalg exploits the unique properties of microalgae to produce hydrocarbons which are molecules of interest used by many of the world's fastest-growing markets: human nutrition and animal feed, cosmetics, green chemistry and energy
Fermentalg is a cleantech company that specializes in the development of a technology which is used to produce molecules of interest and bypasses conventional methods using petrochemicals or even industrial fish farming. We are an “industrial biotech”.
Fermentalg offers an alternative and sustainable solution to the gradual depletion of two key resources: wild fish and petroleum.
Interesting find SWL. Solazyme will have competitors, because there are many strains of algae, and the way that Solazyme ferments them probably isn't the only way to gain efficiency. Solazyme is patent-protected against copy-cats, but the market for micro-algae products is too large for others to ignore.
Breeding microalgae in a predominantly-heterotrophic mixotrophic environment is achieved by introducing short bursts of low intensity lighting. As a result, not only do the microalgae feed off organic substrates to create large quantities of biomass just as they would in a heterotrophic environment, but their chloroplasts and other light-capturing organelles (photoreceptors) are also activated. This increases the productivity of each cell as well as allowing the synthesis of all of the molecules that can be metabolized by microalgae.
Back in 2007, and before the creation of Fermentalg, Pierre Calleja filed a patent for breeding microalgae under heterotrophic conditions. Since 2009, Fermentalg has regularly filed patents to protect the technology it has developed for breeding microalgae in a predominantly-heterotrophic mixotrophic environment using flash pyrolysis.