Algae Natural Food
- Founded in: 2014
- Number of employees: 11
- Country: France
- Investors: Francis Kurz, Private investors
- Market: Existing and raising markets: Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics, Nutraceuticals, Food-industry intrants, Feed and Pet-food
- Website: www.algae-natural-food.com
Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?
Since July 2017, Algae Natural Food develops a unique technology for the growth and industrial scale up of micro algae. Algae Natural Food provides natural products deriving from photosynthesis, able to deliver Proteins and Essential oils. Our solutions are driven by the reuse of existing value flows like process water, Carbon dioxide or excess heat. This does not only reduce the cost for our production, but essentially contributes to improving the quality of living by an implemented circular economy.
Which market/clients do you address and which short-term/long-term goals do you have?
The first targeted markets are neutraceuticals, food intrants and cosmetics. Algae Natural Food plans for a multiplication of plants copied on the model reached at Cargill-Strasbourg to service local customers. 8 additional Projects in study with SUEZ and 2 other partners. The objective is to produce 200tons/ha/year by 2020.
What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in the field?
The system is disrupting existing technologies, with productivity 16 times as high as current standard rates. A unique patented core of reactor allowing quality of microalgae-production, together with full automatization. First collaboration with Cargill Strasburg: Installed at Cargill's Malt plant, the experienced synergies is nearly perfect Algae Natural Food has a large benefit from Cargill’s process water and other supplies
You can meet Algae Natural Food in Toulouse at the START-UP VILLAGE @EFIB on 17-18 October.