An algal industry born of scientific ingenuity
Why microalgae ?
Microalgae have more diversity than the entire plant kingdom. Yet they are little used in the world today. At Fermentalg, we believe in the immense potential of microalgae to find more natural and sustainable solutions for the future.
Searching for unique microalgae in the wild
Our teams go literally to the ends of the earth to find the microalgae with the best characteristics for your products.
All that while respecting for the environment and preserving biodiversity.
Screening for strain characteristics
Back in the laboratory, the strains are individually assessed for both their current and future potential.
Selecting the most promising strains
Thanks to the way we grow our strains, we get improve on Nature.Only using traditional non-GMO techniques,we lead our algae to make more of what we want-faster.
High-throughput automated technologies
Fermentalg has invested in high-throughput automated technologies (screening robots) that allow us to screen thousands of variants a day, accelerating our development programmes
Saving 2500 strains for the future of biodiversity
We aim to preserve the strains we collect and produce. Our bank of over 2500 strains serves as a reserve of biodiversity reserve for future developments and a basis for all our industrial production.
Cryopreservation ensures our strains are stable for decades. Not a lot happens at -150°C!
Using fermenters to produce algae has advantages in productivity, in control, in quality and in consistency.
In addition, fermentation allows scaling to large volumes without having to use land extensively.
Production in fermenters means that our algae are not subject to the vagaries of seasons or weather.By growing our algae on sugars instead of sunlight we can reach productivities and densities tens or hundreds of times greater. This means we save on water and power and minimize our environmental impact.
We aim to use the gentlest extraction techniques possible.
Today, the processes we have developed to extract both our oils and our pigments avoid drying the biomass and use just water for separation.
Data we collect at full industrial scale is fed back to our development teams and helps us to develop the next generation of processes, making them more efficient and cleaner.
With the challenges to the climate and environment that we face, it is important to recognize that we need to strive to improve. Much innovation at Fermentalg is invisible in the final product; we’re constantly trying to find ways to reduce our impact be it from energy use in our processes, waste valorisation or even the search for raw materials with a lower footprint themselves
Our researchers aim to improve the sustainability of our processes, but are also reducing the impact of the work they are doing themselves. Through their efforts in eco design, the labs were recently certified GREEN by MyGreenLab – the highest level of award.
Fermentalg has obtained certifications such as ISO 22000, vegan,kosher, halal and bio-mix and is committed to keeping them in order to certify the quality of its products and ensure the satisfaction of its customers.
ISO 22000 certification: the food quality and safety management system of Fermentalg is designed and implemented to respond to the requirements of the standard: NF EN ISO 22000- Food quality management system-requirements for all organizations in the food chain (certificate available here)
Vegan certification: the certification vegan ensures our products are entirely free of animal involved, whether for purposes of ingredients or animal testing. It confirms that our company completely avoids cross-contamination from animal substances and the manufacturing, product development and their ingredients are not involved in use of any animal products and testing of any sort of animals.(certificate available here)
Kosher certification: kosher certification and the following certification and quality assurance permits: Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 – A comprehensive system of food safety certification recognized by GFSI for food manufacturers, based on ISO 22000 and ISO/TS 22002-1.
Halal certification: halal certification is a necessary condition for the production of an acceptable, reliable and consumable product for religiously sensitive consumers. It allows them to make a conscious choice according to their preferences and also offers a certain guarantee of quality.