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Animal Feed Additives
on February 11, 2014

Adisseo, Fermentalg partnering on new animal feed proteins

Companies will produce microalgae for market

Adisseo, an expert in animal feed, and Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of compounds and molecules of interest derived from microalgae, have announced a new partnership. The two groups will combine their respective expertise in the joint development of new generations of proteins for animal feed.

"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," said Pierre Calleja, founder and chairman and CEO of Fermentalg. "Thanks to their unique metabolism which draws on the best of both the animal and plant kingdoms, microalgae have a similar nutritional profile and value to fishmeal, making them a sustainable answer to this global challenge."

"We are delighted to be able to work with a global leader like Adisseo in rolling out our groundbreaking technology for the industrial production of microalgae across the new and major market of animal feed as we have already done on the human nutrition market," Calleja said.

"Fermentalg clearly has the vision, expertise, resources and original technology needed to quickly bring this groundbreaking project to the market," said Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo. "This technological partnership is a perfect illustration of Adisseo's outward-looking and client-centric sustainable innovation strategy."

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