ABO member Earthrise Nutritionals LLC welcomed more than 50 guests at its grand opening “blue” ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Linablue® extraction facility held on Friday, July 31st. Linablue, manufactured by the DIC Group at the Earthrise site, is a vivid blue food coloring made from phycocyanin, a blue colorant extracted from Spirulina.
Mr. Eiichi Kato, President and CEO of Earthrise Nutritionals, welcomed guests and spoke regarding the completion and importance of the state-of-the-art extraction plant to the global company and the rapidly growing natural coloring industry. The opening of the new facility enables the company to guarantee the world’s largest and most stable supply of the highest grade of Spirulina extract.
Spirulina extract was approved in 2014 by the FDA for use in most food and beverage products. As global demand for natural colors grows rapidly, this facility will provide healthy conscious consumers worldwide with tons of Linablue®, a vivid blue coloring made from Spirulina.
To demonstrate the application of Linablue® in various foods, an all-natural blue ice cream was served at the post-ceremony lunch reception for all attendees to enjoy.
Check out more information in the press release issued earlier this summer.
If you’d like to learn more about Earthrise and algae-derived products be sure to attend the 2015 Algae Biomass Summit in Washington, DC, September 29-October 2. Representatives from Earthrise will be speaking at the event, as will hundreds of other researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and policy experts.