IBioIC19 Session Speaker - Douglas Martin, MiAlgae

Session Speaker - Circular Economy

Wednesday 30th January 14.00 - 15.30

Thursday 31st January 11.30 - 13.00

Douglas Martin is the Managing Director of MiAlgae, a Scottish company that converts under-utilized liquid by-products to algae which is then used as a high value animal feed. The algae remove the nutrients from the by-products thereby generating clean water as an additional output. The company selects and breeds natural algae to enhance their specific qualities. This allows them to be grown in standard industrial fermenters to ensure efficient, low cost production. The company’s current focus is on using whisky by-products to produce omega-3 oil rich microalgae as a replacement for fish oil. This allows MiAlgae to link the two largest food and drinks exports from the UK with huge environmental benefits.

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