We bridge the food gap

Quality algae ingredients for healthy people and animals

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Microalgae for food use

Their nutrient profile makes microalgae an important solution for the enrichment of human food.

Microalgae for feed use

Phycom can help you develop feed products containing microalgae.

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International producer of high-quality algae

Are you a food or feed manufacturer who wants to market products containing microalgae? Phycom produces high-quality microalgae with functional and nutritional properties. The company has one of the largest microalgae production facilities in Europe and can meet any market demand. Phycom delivers its microalgae quickly and in various product forms with consistent quality and superior purity.

We bridge the food gap

Various social developments and trends have a major impact on the entire food chain. The forces have an influence on food consumption and food supply. In the near future we are heading for an imminent food gap, supply and demand are in an imbalance. Microalgae promise to play a crucial role in this food gap.

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The benefits of Phycom

APPLICATIONS

Phycom works closely with industry to identify innovative product applications where the functional and nutritional properties of microalgae come into their own.

RELIABILITY

Phycom’s fully closed production system with strict process controls results in microalgae with superior purity and consistent quality. Phycom is FSSC22000 and GMP+ certified.

FLEXIBILITY

Phycom has one of the largest microalgae production facilities in Europe, enabling it to deliver quickly and in different compositions and product forms.

ECONOMIES OF SCALE

Phycom makes large-scale production of microalgae possible. This offers economic benefits and a very high delivery reliability of the microalgae.

Applications of algae

Algae products for food and feed use

Algae are natural, sustainable ingredients that, thanks to their nutritional and functional properties, hold opportunities for innovative product development. Phycom works closely with the food and feed industries to identify various product applications. Examples in food include the use of microalgae in smoothies, noodles, bread and meat alternatives. In the feed industry, microalgae are used in products for young livestock, pets, horses and fish. The addition of microalgae offers both general and product-specific benefits.

About Phycom

Phycom is one of Europe’s largest and most innovative producers of algae. Based on decades of experience in the biotech sector, Phycom has developed a sustainable and completely closed production system. Phycom’s cultivation techniques and process technology are highly innovative on the international market. The result is high-quality, food-safe microalgae with superior purity and consistent quality. Phycom’s food and feed safety management system is FSSC22000 and GMP+ certified.

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Technique

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Selection and axenity check

Phycom selects the best algae strains and makes the culture axenic. Only then can the microalgae be used for production. The culture is pure and completely free of all contaminants. Bacteria and other contaminating organisms can attach to algae and grow in parallel with them. Phycom has developed techniques to eliminate these unwanted organisms.

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Production

After step 1 is complete, the production of biomass begins. The algae are grown in a completely closed system so that the growth can be fully controlled from start to finish.

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Algae harvest

Phycom harvests the microalgae. The water is separated from the algae, producing a yoghurt-like paste.

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Algae drying

Immediately after harvesting, Phycom processes the algae paste. This is usually done by drying. The drying temperature and rate have been optimised to preserve the high-quality nutrient profile of the microalgae.

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Algae grinding

Phycom grinds the dried algae into a fine powder. Light-proof, airtight packaging is used to preserve the fresh green colour.

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