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Internet Directory of the Microalgae Industry


Veröffentlichungsart
Begutachtete Publikation

Fakultät/Einrichtung
Natur und Technik

Verfasser
Klöck, Gerd, Prof. Dr.

Autor_innen, Jahr, Titel
Klöck, Gerd: A Microalgae Industry Directory. Renewable Energy World (online). 2010

Weitere Informationen
Online unter http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2010/08/a-microalgae-industry-internet-directory

Anmerkung
A Microalgae Industry Internet Directory
Producing bio fuels from micro algae oil has recently been proposed as a renewable, carbon neutral and alternative to fossil-based transportation fuels. The excessive commercial and political interest in sustainable sources for transportation fuels from renewable is creating new opportunities, but also new challenges for industrial algae producers. In contrast to the increasing interest in this industry, it is very difficult to get an overview of which companies are already able to supply algae, and which production volumes are realistic.
Because of their biochemical and morphological diversity, there is a growing market for micro algae in a commercial scale, the total production of micro algae is 5000 tons per annum. Micro algae are able to synthesis fatty acids (FA) especially essential polyunsaturated fatty acids like eicosapentaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid as well and generally their nutritional value is relatively high. Therefore, they are in great demand. In many cases, the nutritional value is higher than in conventional food like meat, milk or soybeans. Commercial products are pills, capsules, extracts or powder, or they are use as additive in beverages or pasta. The global sales reach up to 2.5 Billion US $,
There are various fields next to the food industry that benefit from the biotechnology of micro algae. For example, the aqua cultivation, the feed and pharmaceutical industry or sectors of chemistry, pet food, health food or the cosmetic industry as well have application of different species of micro algae. Diverse companies worldwide produce fine chemicals like dyes or fatty acids, analytical standards for algal toxins and natural carotenoids.
The most important micro algae used commercially are Spirulina spp., Chlorella spp. and Dunaliella spp. The world production of the bluegreen algae Spirulina reaches approximately 3,000 t per annum. Primarily, the species Spirulina and Aphanizomenon flo-aquae are used for the production of natural dyes like phycocyanin and phycoerythrin. The carotenoids beta-carotene and astaxanthin are synthesized in high amounts from Dunaliella and Haematococcus. Furthermore, the report gives an overview of diverse companies that are working in the fields of marine biotechnology, which are shown in a graphic presentation. Thus companies could be found in North, Middle and South America, in Asia, especially in China, Japan and India and as well as in Europe and Australia. The cultivation in open systems is primarily used in the Asia-Pacific rim, many companies which are located in Europe and the USA in contrast offer different technologies for the marine biotechnologies..
During the last years, the production of regenerative energies like biodiesel from micro algae and the genetic engineering with micro algae have been gaining in much importance.
Through genetic engineering many companies and scientists are trying to develop transgenic micro algae for the commercial use. Thus the content of oil or the yield of carotenoids and dyes should be enhanced as well as the production of proteins through micro algae should be facilitated
Furthermore, the biotechnology of micro algae is developing a solution to use micro algae for the commercial production of biodiesel in an industrial scale. At this point, it exists an interface between genetic modifications of micro algae, because the directed production of suitable long-chain hydrocarbons in micro algae could lead to higher yields for the production of bio diesel.

Based on a recent internet search, we present here a list of algae producers and companies currently developing production technology. This list doesn't claim to be complete yet. It is, however, the most comprehensive web directory of this industry publicly available.


Country Company Name Homepage

Germany/
Austria Cyano Biofuels GmbH http://www.cyano-biofuels.com/
Phytolutions GmbH www.phytolutions.com
Greenovation http://www.greenovation.com/
Subitec GmbH http://www.subitec.com/
Astaxa http://www.algae-biotech.com/
IGV GmbH http://www.igv-gmbh.de/
Bioprodukte Prof. Steinberg GmbH http://www.algomed.de/
Blue Biotech GmbH http://www.bluebiotech.de/
Algaegrowth http://www.algaegrowth.de/
Novagreen GmbH http://www.novagreen-microalgae.com/index.html
Salata GmbH
Breen Biotec GmbH http://www.breen-biotec.de/
Astaxa http://www.algae-biotech.com
See-O-two http://www.seeholding.com

Israel Algatech http://www.algatech.com/
Seambiotic http://www.seambiotic.com/
Nature Beta Technologies
Transalgae http://www.transalgae.com/

Spain Bio Fuel Systems http://www.biopetroleo.com/
Aurantia http://www.aurantia.es/
Marine Farm Madrid http://marinefarm.blogspot.com/
Easy Algae http://www.easyalgae.com
Algaebiotech SA http://www.algaebiotech.es/
Cleanalgae SA http://www.cleanalgae.es/
Algasol Technologies http://www.algasolrenewables.com/en/

The Netherlands AlgaeLink, http://www.algaelink.com/
BioKing closed
Ingrepro BV http://www.ingrepro.nl/?lang=EN
Algae Food and Fuel http://www.algaefoodfuel.com/english/home/
Evodos Algae Technologies www.evodos.eu
Phycom BV www.phycom.eu

Portugal AlgaFuel, S.A. http://www.algafuel.pt/
Necton S.A. http://phytobloom.com

Canada Canada Algae Fuel System http://www.algaefuelsystems.com/
Canadianpacificalgae http://www.canadianpacificalgae.com/
Pond Biofuels http://www.pondbiofuels.com

Argentina Oil Fox http://www.oilfox.com.ar/

USA A2Be Carbon Capture http://www.algaeatwork.com/
Algae Biosciences Corp. http://www.algaebio.com/
Algae Floating Systems, Inc. http://www.algaefloatingsystems.com/
Algae Fuel System http://www.algaefuelsystems.com/
Algaeventure Systems http://www.algaevs.coom
Algaewheel http://www.algaewheel.com/
Algaeproductionsystems http://algaeproductionsystems.com/
Algalfarms inc http://www.algalfarms.com/
Algenol http://www.algenolbiofuels.com/
Algenetix http://www.algenetix.com/
Aquatic Energy http://www.aquaticenergy.com/
Aurora BioFuels,Inc. http://www.aurorabiofuels.com/
AXI http://www.axillc.com/
Bioalgene http://www.bioalgene.com/bio.html
Biocentric Energy http://www.biocentricenergy.com/
Biofuelbox http://www.biofuelbox.com/algae.html
Biogreen International http://www.biogreenintl.com/algae.html
Bionavitas http://www.bionavitas.com/contact.html
Blue Marble Energy http://bluemarbleenergy.net/
Bodega Algae http://www.bodegaalgae.com/
Carbon Capture Corp. http://www.carbcc.com/
Center of Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management – CEHMM http://www.cehmm.org/
Cellana-Shell http://www.hrbp.com/Partners/Shell-Cellana.html
Chevron Corporation http://www.chevron.com/News/Press/Release/?id=2007-10-31
Circle Biodiesel & Ethanol Corp http://www.circlebio.com/algae_biodiesel_photobioreactors.htm
Cyanotech Corporation Cyanotech Corporation
Cuturing Solutions Inc http://www.culturingsolutions.com/
Diversified Energy Corporation http://www.diversified-energy.com/
Earthrise Nutritional, LLC http://www.earthrise.com/
Global Green Solutions http://www.globalgreensolutionsinc.com/s/GlobalGreenAlgae.asp
GreenerBioEnergy http://www.greenerbioenergy.com/technology.htm
GreenFuel Technologies Corporation closed
Hydromentia http://www.hydromentia.com
Imperium Renewables http://www.imperiumrenewables.com/
Infinifuel Biodiesel http://www.infinifuel.com/research.htm
Inspired Fuels http://www.inspiredfuels.com
International Energy http://www.internationalenergyinc.com/
Inventure Chemical Technology http://www.inventurechem.com/contact_us.html
Joule Biotechnologies http://www.jouleunlimited.com
Kai BioEnergy Corp. http://www.kaibioenergy.com/
Kent Seatech http://www.kentbioenergy.com/page5/page5.html
Live Fuels, Inc. http://www.livefuels.com/
Martek Biosciences Corporation http://www.martek.com
MBD Energy Ltd http://www.mbdenergy.com/catalogue/c10
Mera Pharmaceuticals http://www.merapharma.com
Organic Fuels http://www.organicfuels.com/technology/algae
OriginOil http://www.originoil.com/
Patriot Biofuels -EF3 tornado detroyed plant-
Petroalgae http://www.petroalgae.com/
PetroSun http://www.petrosuninc.com/
Phycal LLC http://www.phycal.com/
Phyco2 http://phyco2.us/contact.html
Planktonix http://www.planktonix-corp.com/
Primafuel http://www.primafuel.com/
Renewergy http://www.renewergy.biz
Renewable World Energies http://www.rwenergies.com
Sapphire Energy http://www.sapphireenergy.com/
Solazyme, Inc http://www.solazyme.com/
Sunecoenergy http://sunecoenergy.com/
Sunpower http://www.sunpowercorp.com
Solix Biofuels http://www.solixbiofuels.com/
Susquehanna Biotech, LLC http://www.susquehannabiotech.com/
Terrabon http://www.terrabon.com
Valcent http://www.valcent.net/s/Home.asp
Xlrenewables http://www.xlrenewables.com/

Australia / New Zealand Cognis Australia Pty Ltd http://www.au.cognis.com
Biomax biodiesel http://www.biomaxfuels.com.au/
Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation (ABC) http://www.aquaflowgroup.com/contact.html
Nutrimed Gro
http://www.nutrimedgroup.com/ingredients.htm
Aquacarotene Ltd. http://www.aquacarotene.com.au


China Jiangsu Tiankai Biotechnology Co., Ltd Company website not found
Far East Microalgae Ind Co., Ltd. http://www.femico.com.tw/eng/algaeintro.html
BlueBio (Yantai) Bio-pharmaceutical Co., Ltd http://www.bluebio.cn/
Changsha Natureway Co., Ltd Company website not found
Qingdao Haizhijiao Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Company website not found
Tianjin Norland Biotech Co., Ltd. http://www.norlandbiotech.com/products1.asp
Jiangsu Cibainian Nutrition Food Co. , Ltd. http://chinaspirulina.fuzing.com/
Nanchang Yuanhe health-product Devoloping Co., Ltd Company website not found
Beihai Biology Care Deli Co., Ltd. Company website not found
Wefirst Biotechnology Co., Ltd http://www.astawefirst.com/
Jiangxi Boyuan Spirulina Co., Ltd. Company website not found
Jiangsu Cibainian Nutrition Food Co., Ltd. Company website not found
Yunnan Spirin Co. Ltd, China Company website not found
Dongtai City Spirulina Bio-engineering Co., Ltd. http://www.spirulinafactory.com/
LifeTech Enterprises Inc.USA Company website not found
Shandong Firstspirulina Biotech Co., Ltd Company website not found
Hainan Dic Microalgae Co., Ltd. http://www.hidic.com.cn/
Fuqing Kind DDnarmsa Spirulina Co.,Ltd http://www.kingdnarmsa.cn/en/company.asp?id=195
Erdos Jiali Spirulina Co., Ltd Company website not found
BiofuelsHK Company website not found
Wudi IMVE Feed & Biotech Co Company website not found
Shenzhen Jawkai bioengineering R&D center company limited http://www.jawkai.com

Korea Daesang Corp http://www.edaesang.com/
Korean Chlorella Company website not found

India Aurobiotech Company website not found
Energymicroalgae http://www.energymicrolgae.com

Jovialis Company website not found
Sateera Nutria Biotech Company website not found
Parry Nutraceuticals http://www.parrynutraceuticals.com/
Avantha (Mysore) Company website not found

Malaysia Algaetech Sdn. Bhd. http://www.algaetech.com.my/

Saudi Arabia National Prawn Company http://www.robian.com.sa/

Japan Sunchlorella http://www.sunchlorella.com/
Chlorella Industry Co., Company website not found
Yaeyama Shokusan Co., Ltd.
http://www.yaeyamachlorella.com
Chlorella Industry Co.,LTD Company website not found
Nihon Vitamin Chemical Co., Ltd. Company website not found
Nikken Sohonsha Company http://www.chlostanin.co.jp/

Turkey Algatek Company website not found

UK Algaebiotechproducts http://www.algaebiotechproducts.com/ABP/Home.html
Oxford Algaetech http://www.oxfordalgaetech.co.uk

Finland Neste Oil Corporation http://www.nesteoil.com/

Myanmar Myanmar Pharmaceutical Industries http://www.industry1myanmar.com/English/MPI/mpi.html

Taiwan Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Company http//www.taiwanchlorella.com/
Far East Bio-Tec Co., Ltd http://www.febico.com.tw
Vedan Enterprise Corp. http://www.vedan.com
Taiwan Marine Technology Co., LTD. www.FranTechAsia.com

Brasil Revolution Biofuels http://www.biofuelsrevolution.com/

Chile Solarium Biotechnology http://www.spirulina.cl/

Thailand Siam Algae Co., Ltd Company website not found
Boonsoms Farm http://www.gd-1.com/about.htm

France Roquette http://www.algohub-roquette.com/

Russia Conversia Co. Company website not found

Norvay Algetech Industrier AS http://www.aquaflor.no

Belgium SBAE Industries http://www.sbae-industries.com/
Proviron http://www.proviron.com/algae/GB/index_GB.php



*company website not found: company was mentioned in supplier internet directory.



 

 

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