Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has confirmed that production has begun for their first batches of microalgae oil that is naturally rich in DHA.

Production was launched by Fermentalg partner ARD which specializes in bio-refining, industrial biotechnologies and bio-based chemistry and is located in Pomacle in France’s Marne region (51).

The first batches are in the process of being refined and will be delivered to several potential partners as part of a pre-launch campaign.

Philippe Lavielle, Chairman and CEO of Fermentalg, said, “I would like to congratulate the teams at Fermentalg and at our partner, ARD, for the remarkable work they have accomplished within the deadlines announced. We can now get to work on the commercial aspects of the market launch for our innovation.”

DHA is a highly sought-after essential fatty acid (omega-3) known for its role in the prevention of numerous illnesses. It is recognized for its beneficial effects on the brain (tissue, healthy development and increase in intellectual capacity) and the heart (reduction in triglycerides, cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease).