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Biomaterials

Market areas – Valuable co-products

Majority of the chemicals that are currently being used to produce valuable industrial and household product, serve as reagents, or serve as building materials are currently based on petroleum. Therefore increasing amount of research is currently under way in the various biochemical and biomaterials that could be derived from biomass, particularly algal biomass. All components of microalgal biomass, including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, can be refined and processed into various valuable chemicals and materials. ABC is putting forth a tremendous amount of efforts to develop technologies that would enable the production of these products:


  • 3-HP : 3-HP is a platform compound which can be converted to many other useful chemicals including acrylic acid, thus has a wide application in the production of pigments, paints, pigments, fibers, etc..
  • Fucose, Fucosyllactose : Fucose has been recognized as one of rare sugars that has a great potential for high-value applications in various industries. Fucosyllactose, one of the most abundant human milk oligosaccharides, has received much attention due to its health-promoting activities, such as stimulating the growth of beneficial gut microorganisms, inhibiting pathogen infection, and enhancing the host immune system.
  • PUFA (EPA, DHA) : PUFAs are essential fats that your body needs but can’t produce itself. It can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells.