Portugal-based Allmicroalgae will sell chlorella ingredients under the Allma brand, with production continuing at the existing Algafarm plant in Leiria, Lisbon.
The site will be revamped with new production technology that will boost output and increase quality levels further.
As part of this investment, Allmicroalgae will widen its product range to include other forms of microalgae besides chlorella, including nannochloropsis.
It will also upgrade the Algafarm to offer a greater variety of production technologies, including fermentation.
These new installations will operate alongside the company’s existing sun-grown chlorella facilities.
“The microalgae business is young and very fast-moving,” says Sofia Hoffman De Mendonça, business development manager.
“New technologies and applications are becoming available all the time, and to maintain our competitiveness it’s important that we stay on top of the latest developments.”