Lisbon, Portugal-based microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has gained EU organic certification for their ALLMA Chlorella vulgaris microalgae. “Gaining EU organic certification is another step in our commitment to provide appealing solutions for the most demanding consumers,” said Sofia Hoffmann de Mendonça, Business Development Manager of Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A. “We’re actively developing application concepts where Chlorella can provide valuable consumer benefits, such as vegan health foods and snack concepts.”

ALLMA Chlorella is cultivated in Portugal in fully controlled closed systems and the quality of each batch is verified by 3rd party certified laboratories, enabling a pure, clean and safe product. “Organic certification gives 3rd party verification, in addition to the currently implemented high quality standards; therefore, it further validates the quality of this new ALLMA Chlorella version, to show our commitment to premium quality and safety, and adaptability to the market demands,” added Ms. Hoffmann de Mendonça.

Allmicroalgae provides a wide range of non-GMO microalgae solutions for multiple industries and varying customer needs. The company recently introduced fermentation technology in the Chlorella vulgaris production process, to complement their existing photobioreactor capacity.

Fermentation production was adopted to increase volume capacity and speed of cultivation, and will be crucial, according to the company, to production of their omega-3 DHA/EPA strains, for which testing and production are also in their pipeline.

Euromonitor International valued the European Organic Food & Beverages market at €13,823.3M in 2017, with a YOY increase of 6.6% over 2016. Plant-based diets are set to gain more traction in Europe, with Vegan product claims projected to grow steadily in Denmark (27%), Sweden (19%), France (11%) and Germany (8%) between 2018–2021.