Cyanotech Corporation, a producer of high-value natural products derived from microalgae, and Symbrosia, a pioneer in developing natural solutions to enhance planetary health, have announced they will be partnering to grow Symbrosia's strain of seaweed at Cyanotech's facilities in Hawai`i to produce Symbrosia’s product, SeaGraze (trademarked).
Symbrosia's innovative seaweed product, SeaGraze, which is rich in bioactive compounds, has demonstrated commercial benefits for livestock producers looking to reduce the methane production of their herds by over 80%.
Our expertise in cultivating high-quality microalgae, combined with Symbrosia's innovative approach to seaweed cultivation, creates a synergistic relationship that will benefit both companies and consumers who rely on Symbrosia’s products
- Matthew Custer, CEO of Cyanotech
Cyanotech, which operates a 96-acre state-of-the-art microalgae production facility on the Kona coast of Hawai`i, will provide the best conditions for Symbrosia's seaweed to thrive and produce the highest quality product possible.
After running a successful proof of concept, the two companies based at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai`i Authority (NELHA) plan to work together over the coming months to refine cultivation at Cyanotech facilities.
"We are excited about working with Symbrosia and supporting the growth of this new product," said Matthew Custer, CEO of Cyanotech. "Our expertise in cultivating high-quality microalgae, combined with Symbrosia's innovative approach to seaweed cultivation, creates a synergistic relationship that will benefit both companies and consumers who rely on Symbrosia’s products."
Symbrosia's CEO, Alexia Akbay, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, and said: "Working with Cyanotech will allow us to scale up our production and accelerate the commercialisation of our seaweed product. We believe that Cyanotech's expertise in cultivation make them an ideal partner for Symbrosia as we work to bring our product to the global marketplace."
The relationship between Cyanotech and Symbrosia underscores the growing interest in seaweed-based products. As demand for sustainable and plant-based solutions continues to increase, companies like Cyanotech and Symbrosia are well-positioned to meet the needs of consumers looking for natural, healthy products.