Separating High-Value Compounds from our Algae Culture
Our algae extract and supernatant segment exploits mechanical extraction to separate high-value compounds from our algae culture without the use of solvents or energy-intensive processes to arrive at an extract in a liquid state. The resulting extract is a by-product of the algal biomass cultivation process, proving our efficiency in leveraging all inputs when extracting nutrients and proteins. This represents another source of revenue from the same culture as the algal biomass and is harvested at the same time. The extract can be mixed with other ingredients or excipients to create supplements or foods.
The Value of the Extract/Supernatant
The growth medium, consisting of water, nutrients, vitamins and trace metals, becomes infused with non-starch polysaccharides, peptides and bioactive compounds secreted by the algae during the grow cycle, creating a valuable supernatant.
The concentrated supernatant is remarkably stable, with refrigerated samples retaining important properties and composition after one year. An added bonus to the supernatant is that it is almost completely odorless and tasteless, exhibiting only a slight hint of freshly-mown grass.
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