TrueAlgae’s mission is to use metabolites produced by algae to create a healthier planet.

We believe these small molecules can provide solutions to many of the world’s problems. Our company and technology are built to do just that.

With algae as our factory, TrueAlgae developed a cutting-edge cultivation system coming from years of research by world class engineers and scientists, allowing for high quality, large scale, affordable and safe production of metabolites. We use sunlight as our power source, for a sustainable, reproducible supply of these valuable metabolites, bringing innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to life.

The Technology Behind the Business

Microorganisms live in a world of chemical signals. They use small molecular weight compounds, known as metabolites, to regulate the environment in which they live and control the function and shape of much of the world’s biodiversity. These metabolites function as signalers to microbial communities.

Microalgae are part of this microorganism community and are a prolific producer of metabolites. Using TrueAlgae’s patented growing system, and algae as the factory, we can manipulate the types of metabolites produced through different algae combinations and environmental conditions. This creates a platform of metabolite mixtures, each created to address specific challenges in agriculture, animal health, and the environment.

Signaling Explained

Growth and development of any living organism involves a tight coordination of that organism’s cells and the environment in which they live. A communication system, or signaling, is necessary for that relationship to be successful. This is where metabolites shine. They are like the bluetooth connection to facilitate that dialog.

Consider the microbiome of soil. Soil, and the microbes that live there, provide valuable nutrients to plants, and plants reciprocate giving energy back to the soil and its contents. This interaction is aided by metabolites created by both the microbiome of the soil and the cells of the plant, exchanging information about their specific organism’s needs. Now both the plant and the soil’s microbiome have the optimum environment in which to proliferate, and metabolites are the key to making that happen.