Krill Oil

Aker BioMarine said McDonald's meals in Norway are already being served on trays made from plastic recycled through its new business unit called AION.  Aker photo.

Aker BioMarine forms new business unit aimed at plastic recycling

By Hank Schultz

Krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has formed a new business unit called AION that is aimed at capturing plastic waste and recycling it into new products such as grocery shopping baskets and food service trays, in what the company calls a ‘circularity...

Aker's new ingredient is built on new research about how DHA crosses the blood brain barrier.  Aker BioMarine photo

Aker debuts new ingredient that breaks ground in brain, eye health

By Hank Schultz

Aker BioMarine has debuted a new ingredient developed from krill oil. The new product, which features EPA and DHA bound to a lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) backbone, is based on cutting edge research and breaks ground in the area of brain and eye health,...

Aker buys bulk krill oil business from Neptune

Aker buys bulk krill oil business from Neptune

By Hank Schultz

The krill oil market has been transformed with the announcement today that Aker BioMarine has bought the bulk oil supply end of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources for $34 million USD.

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Aker, Neptune reach landmark krill oil licensing agreement

By Hank Schultz

The Thirty Years War that reshaped Europe featured myriad twists and turns. The Krill Wars have, too, with the latest being a final, formal burying of the hatchet between the two principal players, Aker BioMarine and Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.

The ability to extend use levels of krill oil may open up market opportunities for manufacturers and its customers.© iStock.com / PilipenkoD

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

Does the recent approval for high-dose krill leave EU door ajar?

By Will Chu

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) authorisation of the use of a lipid extract derived from krill oil at a higher dose is set to "drive a big change for Europe" and open up health claim avenues, says one Norwegian company. 

Biomass marketing: 'Until now, it has been challenging to use the EU-authorised health claims with standard krill oil because you couldn’t go beyond the 250 mg dosage form' © iStock

Aker wins high-dose krill omega-3 approval in EU

By Shane Starling

Krill major Aker Biomarine has won EU approval for high-dose versions of its omega-3/phospholipid offering in food supplements across the 28 nations of European Union bloc.

Olympic Seafood have teamed up with two universities to study the health benefits of krill oil.

Olympic Seafood set for krill oil research collaboration

By Nathan Gray

Norwegian firm Olympic Seafood AS has entered in to a research collaboration with two universities to use novel ‘omics’ technologies to investigate the potential health benefits of krill oil supplements.

Neptune's losses steepen as company nears end of recovery phase

Neptune's losses steepen as company nears end of recovery phase

By Hank Schultz

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources absorbed a steep loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year as the company nears the end of its recovery from an explosion and fire that destroyed its lone production plant. Net loss for the quarter was $5.3 million,...

End of krill wars is good news for entire omega-3s sector, Aker VP says

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

End of krill wars is good news for entire omega-3s sector, Aker VP says

By Hank Schultz

The end of the krill wars is the begining of a new chapter in the history of the omega 3s market, said Tim De Haas, of krill supplier Aker Biomarine.  It’s good news not just for the krill oil suppliers themselves, but for the category as a whole.

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