Whisky based algae start-up gets £1m boost

AN Edinburgh based microalgae company has secured further investment of £1 million to commercialise its whisky derived feed alternative. Biotech start-up MiAlgae uses co-products from the whisky distillation process to produce microalgae, high in omega-3 and other nutrients. The algae can be used to replace marine ingredients in fish feed, with one tonne of algae saving up to 30 tonnes of…

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Student feed start-up wins £500,000

A MICROALGAE feed start-up launched by an Edinburgh University student has just won £500,000 funding to build a pilot plant. MiAlgae aims to revolutionise the animal and fish feed industries with microalgae made from the co-products of whisky. The company, founded by Douglas Martin (pictured) while a masters student in Edinburgh in 2015-16, grows algae…

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