ADISSEO, a global leader in animal feed, and Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of compounds and molecules derived from microalgae, announced a new partnership Feb. 11.
The two companies have decided to combine their respective expertise in the joint development of new generations of proteins for animal feed.
Fermentalg founder, chairman and chief executive officer Pierre Calleja said, "Today's animal feed industry is faced with the dual dilemma of the sharp increase in demand for proteins and the constant depletion in marine resources. Thanks to their unique metabolism that draws on the best of both the animal and plant kingdoms, microalgae have a similar nutritional profile and value to fish meal, making them a sustainable answer to this global challenge."
Adisseo CEO Jean-Marc Dublanc added, "Fermentalg clearly has the vision, expertise, resources and original technology needed to quickly bring this groundbreaking project to the market. This technological partnership is a perfect illustration of Adisseo's outward-looking and client-centric sustainable innovation strategy."