By running an innovative microalgae farm in Hammenhög, Sweden, Simris Alg produces a vegan and GMO-free Omega-3 fatty acid alternative to oily fish derivatives for industry. This Swedish start-up is winning all kinds of awards for their almost too-good-to-be-true approach to dietary Omega-3 oils.
The Swedish entrepreneur Fredrika Gullfot (CEO) has improved upon a sustainable alternative to producing Omega-3 oils through a pioneering form of algae-growing agribusiness, using around 2,000 m2 of greenhouses. Gullfot (KTH, Stockholm) considers herself a ‘green capitalist’ having been one of the 12 winners of the Wired Innovation Fellowship 2015. Officially, Simiris Alg is also partnered with the Dutch AlgaePARC in Wageningen, which has a unique pilot plant designed to research algal micro-cultivation. It is one of the largest research projects on industrial macro-scale cultivation of microalgae in Europe.
Two types of Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are derived exclusively through eating oily marine fish, which accumulate them through their plankton (microalgae) diet.