Algatech was founded in 1998 at Kibbutz Ketura. It was started as a pilot plant to commercialize cultivation techniques developed by Professor Boussiba at Ben Gurion University, a leading microalgae research institute – a relationship the company maintains to this day. Our production facility is located in the Arava desert between the dead sea and the red sea, an ideal location for the cultivation of microalgae thanks to the stable climate conditions in the region, the intense sunlight year-round, and the clean air and land, free from any industrial contaminants or pollutants. We have been striving to unlock the potential of these tiny vital life forms, and our facility is a living example of how it is possible to make the desert thrive in a land not suitable for traditional cultivation – using it to bring life and ecological benefits.
The Story of Algatech
Unlocking the potential of microalgae
Spreading the power of microalgae to the world
For the last 20 years, we’ve been working relentlessly to unlock the potential of an untapped single-cell life form that holds the key to mankind’s well-being: tiny but magnificently huge in its potential - microalgae. Not only are microalgae the source of an amazing variety of health-enhancing nutrients, but the innovative methods we've developed at Algatech for producing them are also 100% beneficial to people and the planet.
A Labor of love and devotion
Algatech is among the few companies in the world to have cracked the code for producing commercial-scale natural microalgae at the very highest standards. Our proprietary technology and know-how, enable the cultivation of microalgae in a patented closed system; one of the world’s largest photobioreactor facilities - more than 600 Kilometers (310 miles) long, which eliminates any exposure to chemical, physical or microbiological contaminations. These unique capabilities have allowed us to become a leading astaxanthin manufacturer and an expert in the production and supply of one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants sourced from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis - AstaPure®, a premium natural bulk astaxanthin which we offer globally as an active bulk ingredient to nutritional, cosmetic, and food and beverages industries.
IN PURSUIT OF NEW DISCOVERIES AND INNOVATION
We have an innate drive to unlock potential wherever we find it: not just in these amazing tiny life forms, but in the people who work with us. The Algatech family hails from 15 different countries. Our team consists of multiple PhDs and almost all have graduate or undergraduate level education in fields such as nutrition, chemistry, pharmacology, chemical engineering, and most importantly, all possess a passion for opening up new frontiers.