Algatech was founded in 1998 at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava Desert of Israel by Professor Boussiba of Ben Gurion University, a leading microalgae research institute.More about Algatech
Acquired by the Solabia group in 2019, Algatech is an innovative company and world leader in the development, cultivation and sale of microalgae-based ingredients used by major players in the nutrition and cosmetics industries worldwide.
Thanks to its patented technology, Algatech cultivates microalgae in a large-scale closed system with very high purity standards. Indeed, it is one of the largest photobioreactor installations in the world, with a length of over 600 km, to prevent any chemical, physical or microbiological contamination.
Algatech benefits from the renewable energy of Israel’s first solar power plant and the water of an ancient sea 1 km below the surface. Thanks to its unique capabilities and eco-friendly technologies, combined with cutting-edge scientific research, Algatech is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers and producers of astaxanthin, the most powerful natural antioxidant derived from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. AstaPure® is a premium natural astaxanthin offered worldwide as an active ingredient to the nutrition, cosmetics, food and beverage industries.
Algatech has also launched FucoVital™, produced from the microalgae Phaeodactylum, an original formula targeting liver health and the human metabolism as a whole. With its range of products, Algatech intends to contribute to improving the well-being of both humans and animals. In the years to come, Algatech plans to introduce new ingredients derived from microalgae to a market with great potential.