About Phycom

About our purpose, history and proof of competence

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.

Drawing on its expertise and experience, Phycom works closely with the food and feed industries to identify innovative product applications using microalgae. The large-scale production of algae also offers economic benefits and excellent delivery reliability.

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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.

History

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The start

Start of microalgae cultivation. Phycom is founded shortly afterwards, in 2009.

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Proof of concept

In Wageningen, Phycom assesses various cultivation systems and develops its own solution. A proof of concept is delivered.

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Small-scale

The proven technology paves the way for a small team to set up a small-scale algae production environment.

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Ochten

Phycom relocates to Ochten, where it launches a pilot algae production plant. The cultivation system is developed further to serve the food industry.

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Commercialisation

Start of commercialisation under ISO22000 certification.

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Nijkerk

Relocation to Nijkerk. The new site offers opportunities for further development and scaling up. Supplies to the feed market begin under GMP+ certification.

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Upgrade

The food quality system is upgraded to FSSC22000.

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Large-scale

Organisational expansion and start of construction of a large-scale production facility

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Veenendaal

Relocation to the new site in Veenendaal.

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GMP+ certified

After an constructive audit by Lloyd's the new location of Phycom is GMP+ certified

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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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