Corbion and Nestlé have entered into a joint development agreement to develop a next-generation platform of algae-based ingredients rich in protein and micronutrients that can deliver sustainable, great-tasting and highly nutritious products.
The agreement will combine Corbion’s microalgae and fermentation capabilities with Nestlé’s expertise in the development of plant-based products. The aim of the joint development agreement is to establish a platform for the production and commercialization of algae-based ingredients rich in protein and micronutrients. The research will work to further develop the functionality, taste and nutritional profile for use in different types of products.
“We are actively exploring the use of microalgae as an alternative protein and micronutrient source for exciting plant-based products,” Nestlé chief technology officer Stefan Palzer said. “Through the partnership with Corbion, we will be able to use great-tasting, nutritious, microalgae-based ingredients to innovate across our different product categories.”
Marc den Hartog, executive vice president of innovation platforms at Corbion, said, “We are excited to partner with Nestlé to develop the next generation of algae-based ingredients. Corbion has already demonstrated the value of algae in several high-value food and feed applications. This new protein partnership with Nestlé has the potential to open important avenues for algae-based products into large global markets.”