Nestle joins forces with global algal ingredients supplier


Companies to share expertise to establish a new algae-based platform for making ingredients rich in protein and micronutrients

Image as seen on Corbion website

Image as seen on Corbion website

Corbion and Nestlé have entered into a joint development agreement to create a next-generation platform of algae-based ingredients rich in protein and micronutrients that can deliver sustainable and highly nutritious products.

The agreement will combine Corbion's microalgae and fermentation capabilities with Nestlé's expertise in the development of plant-based products. The aim of the joint development agreement is to establish a platform for the production and commercialisation of algae-based ingredients rich in protein and micronutrients.

The research will also work to further develop the functionality, taste, and nutritional profile for use in different types of products.

In addition to algae ingredients, Corbion produces lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins.

Stefan Palzer, Nestlé Chief Technology Officer said: "We are actively exploring the use of microalgae as an alternative protein and micronutrient source for exciting plant-based products. Through the partnership with Corbion, we will be able to use great-tasting, nutritious microalgae-based ingredients to innovate across our different product categories."

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Marc den Hartog, Executive VP of Innovation Platforms at Corbion, said: "Corbion has already demonstrated the value of algae in several high-value food and feed applications. This new protein partnership with Nestlé has the potential to open important avenues for algae-based products into large global markets."