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Mara Renewables partners with Checkerspot to develop sustainable microalgae-based Omega-3 alternatives to fish oil

April 24, 2024

Mara Renewables, a provider of sustainable nutrition solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Checkerspot, a biotechnology company dedicated to developing innovative materials and ingredients from renewable resources. This collaboration is set to enhance the Omega-3 oil landscape, accelerating the launch and commercialization of new, sustainable alternatives to fish oil.

With consumers increasingly seeking environmentally friendly, vegan options and global brands committing to reducing their carbon footprint, the demand for sustainable fats and oils has never been greater. The partnership between Mara Renewables and Checkerspot signifies a critical step towards meeting these demands by alleviating the strain on precious ocean resources.

"Mara has developed a culture collection of more than 2,000 unique algal strains," said Harry Boot, CEO at Mara Renewables. "Leveraging Checkerspot's expertise in microalgae and fermentation techniques to develop specific triglyceride oils, at scale, perfectly aligns with Mara Renewables' commitment to sustainable innovation. This partnership enables us to deliver superior Omega-3 oils with a unique fatty acid composition for improved performance."

Mara Renewables recognizes the urgency of transitioning to sustainable sources of essential nutrients. By harnessing Checkerspot's advanced biotechnology capabilities, Mara Renewables aims to provide consumers with a reliable option for Omega-3 supplementation through a closed-loop fermentation process that relies on renewable sugar sources rather than depletion of ocean resources.

"At Mara Renewables, we're driven by a passion for nurturing the planet and enriching human life. Our collaboration with Checkerspot is a natural extension of this mission," added Boot. "Together, we are poised to redefine the future of Omega-3 oils, delivering solutions that not only meet consumer expectations but also contribute to the preservation of marine ecosystems."

"At Checkerspot, we are committed to driving innovation that creates tangible benefits for people and the planet," commented Scott Franklin, CSO & Co-founder of Checkerspot. "By joining our biotechnology platform with Mara Renewables, we are equipped to accelerate the development and commercialization of next-generation Omega-3 alternatives, ushering in a new era of responsible nutrition."

The partnership between Mara Renewables and Checkerspot represents a significant milestone in delivering innovative solutions that prioritize environmental integrity without compromising on quality or performance.

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