Roquette and Algama: joining forces
Paris, France – June 30, 2015 – The Roquette group has partnered with young French company Algama to promote the benefits to consumers of microalgae as part of a daily diet. Thanks to the resulting synergy, some pioneering food products formulated with microalgae ingredients will be presented at the Universal Exposition in Milan this October.
Roquette and Algama will introduce their advanced ingredients at the French pavilion, supported by theVitagora competitiveness cluster. “For two weeks, we will be presenting practical solutions to help feed the world’s population with healthy food. Nine billion people will have to be fed by 2050 – which means that we need to start innovating now,” explains Algama co-founder Alvyn Severien.
Deciding tomorrow’s diet today!
Roquette and Algama are developing prototypes of food products that closely reflect both the nutritional concerns of consumers and major market trends. These products will be nutritious as well as delicious at the same time as also addressing today’s food
issues (special diets, allergies and intolerances).
A first meeting at the world’s largest food innovation fair
The two companies met during SIAL 2014 at Paris Nord Villepinte (the international food exhibition). Newcomer Algama was there presenting its very first offer, an innovative spiruline-based beverage called Springwave®.The naturally blue revitalizing beverage, the result of two years of research, won two awards, including „Best Beverage,“ from a field of
1,200 products at SIAL Innovation.
Sergio Neves, Global Director Microalgae Business Line at Roquette, met the three founding entrepreneurs behind Algama and they soon discovered that they all – a start-up and a long-established international group – shared a common ambition: to quickly grow the cutting-edge microalgae industry and help introduce its products into our everyday diet.
A promising partnership
For Algama, the top-notch support provided by Roquette, a leader in food, nutrition, and health, will make it possible to consolidate its expertise in developing microalgae-based products. For Roquette, working with Algama will mean getting food products made with algility™ microalgae into consumers’ hands faster.