We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: Algalif
Algalif® is a leading supplier of high-grade natural astaxanthin from microalgae, produced at its state-of-the-art facility in Iceland. Algalif is dedicated to solving the nutritional needs of current and future generations through the development and delivery of sustainable, high-quality microalgae ingredients.
The company is built on a foundation of quality, purity, and sustainability, and remains firmly committed to these principles. In producing its high-quality, clean, sustainable microalgae ingredients, Algalif utilizes proprietary growing and harvesting processes, and leverages renewable, sustainable resources from abundant Icelandic sources. Its Astalif™ astaxanthin is a carotenoid, shown to be one of the most potent antioxidants available. It is produced in a state-of-the-art, cGMP facility that is 100% powered by renewable geothermal energy, and incorporates stringent water conservation practices.
Backed by research, Astalif is ideal for dietary supplement applications targeting: healthy aging, sports nutrition, cardiovascular health, cognitive health and eye health.
A4F - Algafuel is a Portuguese company deeply involved in biotechnology and sustainability. It focuses on the development and operation of industrial scale algae facilities, based on a strong track record of RD&I projects.
A4F designs, builds, operates and transfers technological solutions and systems for the industrial production and biorefining of algae, selecting the technologies that better meet customers’ needs. It is part of a bioindustrial group focused on the development and deployment of technologies for bioprocesses, using marine & aquatic biomass.
Green Aqua is a Portuguese investment group focused on projects in the aquatic and marine biotechnology sector. It aims at leading the algae production market for its ability to produce sustainably, for its capacity to capture and utilize CO2 emissions from industries, for the innovation of the projects it develops and for the quality of its products.
Green Aqua owns and operates at Póvoa de Santa Iria, near Lisbon, the largest microalgae production platform in Europe, having a unique concept and incorporating a biorefinery for the production of oils rich in Omega-3.
Founded in 1983, Fluid Air provides custom, efficient, and effective solid dosage processing equipment and systems that can meet the most challenging powder modification and creation application. A division of Spraying Systems, Fluid Air technology is used to help the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, fine chemical, agriculture, and biopharmaceutical industries daily. Learn more about Fluid Air at www.fluidairinc.com.
At the crossroads of life sciences and bio-processes, we develop the next generation of natural ingredients from microalgae for a better living.
Based in the South of France near Montpellier, Microphyt is a leading company in the development, production and commercialization of microalgae-based bioactives for health and beauty. With more than 10 years of expertise in the field, Microphyt leverages microalgae’s previously untapped diversity to provide unique solutions for Nutrition and Wellness. Microphyt's technologies, developed in-house and patented, enable the controlled production of a wide variety of microalgae sustainably at an industrial scale. Microphyt currently employs 50 people and has filed 7 patent families.
SCHOTT is a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on specialty glass. Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion – this is what has driven the #glasslovers at SCHOTT for more than 130 years. SCHOTT’s Business Unit Tubing is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of glass tubing, rods and profiles. SCHOTT Tubing provides customized products and services for international growth markets such as pharmaceuticals and electronics as well as industrial and environmental engineering, like photobioreactors (PBR). With DURAN® borosilicate glass tubing, manifolds, bends and food-grade couplings the BU Tubing provides ideal materials for algae cultivation in PBR systems: Smooth interior surfaces are easy to clean, protect against biocontamination and ensure food grade algae quality. With a lifetime of over 50 years and a consistently high light transmission, glass offers a cost effective and productive solution.
As an expert in research and bioindustrial exploitation of microalgae, Fermentalg’s objective is to propose sustainable solutions and innovative products contributing to the development of healthy, natural, and efficient products.
Fermentalg's business: the development, production, and marketing of sustainable solutions and active ingredients from microalgae for nutrition, health, and the environment. Nutritional lipids, functional proteins, natural colors, and innovative environmental solutions are their current and future company offerings
Livegreen is the leading biotech company in Italy for the cultivation of microalgae and for the development of cost-effective technological solutions, in line with the most stringent sustainability parameters. The involvement of its team in more than 20 different projects of microalgae production plants in Europe, Africa and Asia has contributed to develop the knowledge in the field to the maximum levels. At the moment, Livegreen is the first producer of high quality organic Spirulina, thanks to a production process that has been refined and continuously improved over the years, thanks to the team's more than fifteen years of experience in the microalgae sector. Starting from Spirulina, thanks to the research and development carried out through the years, Livegreen has created and developed a production process to extract proteins from microalgae: these are the most sustainable proteins existing in nature, since they do not consume water or fertile soil and at the same time allow to achieve significant savings in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
With the unique Vibro™ Technology, SANI Membranes offers a technology where harvest, separation, and concentration can all be done in one single unit. The Vibro™ units handle harvesting, thickening, dewatering, and even separation of algae debris and protein, as well as protein concentration.
The technology makes it possible to optimize several separation processes within the algae industry, where centrifuges, hollow fibers, ceramic membranes, and other separation techniques can be replaced. Vibro™ Technology is characterized by its ability to reach very high concentrations, such as nannocloropsis up to 190 g/l and chlorella up to 290 g/l. With Vibro™ Technology, you also get a solution that gives you a reusable permeate, scales up easily, is user-friendly, is simple to install, and has low energy consumption.