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Microalgae start-up rolls out industrial-scale production after ‘influx of demand’

Microalgae start-up rolls out industrial production

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[05 June, Oliver Morrison, Food Navigator]

Israel-based Yemoja has begun industrial-scale production of microalgae at its 1,000 square metre facility. Yemoja’s cultivated microalgae is customised to fit functional food, nutraceutical or cosmetic applications. The CEO has states that they are planning to double their capacity mid-2021 and will then increase capacity in late 2022. The plant has a small footprint as it uses minimal resources and land and also recycles its own water. Yemoja operates a small batch production line, with each column isolated from other units to ensure no cross contamination which allows for the simultaneous production for a range of customers. The company has also partnered with the Migal Galilee Research Institute to work on aiming to find a molecule sourced from microalgae to support bowel disease.

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