"What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future for all life on Earth"   

~David Attenborough, Our Planet, 2019


Our Purpose

MiAlgae applies the leading advances in science and technology to improve food security and reduce humanity's impact on our planet.  Our zero-waste solution recycles the co-products from food and drink production to grow Omega-3 rich micro-algae, returning clean water in the process.    


The algae strain we use occurs naturally in our oceans where it feeds on up-welling nutrients.  We have researched and replicated this early stage of the food-chain, working hand in hand with nature. 

Ocean Friendly

Fish, like most species, are unable to produce Omega-3 and instead accumulate it from the food they eat.  Our process essentially cuts out the intermediary, leaving the fish in the ocean.   


Our algae oil is packed full of essential Omega-3 (EPA and DHA) and antioxidants providing a sustainable and nourishing source of beneficial nutrients.  


Douglas Martin, 

Managing Director

At MiAlgae we aim to eliminate reliance on wild caught fish as a source of Omega-3.   Algal blooms at sea are well documented evidence of pollution and we look to harness those nutrients by cultivating algae on industrial co-products to produce top quality supplements.  Our vision is to move industry towards an ecologically oriented economy.



The Process


Our innovative process uses co-products from the whisky industry which are highly nutritious for our algae.  This ready made, human grade growth media enables us to keep costs down.


The environment within our specifically designed fermenting vessels is constantly monitored to support optimal algae growth. 


Once the algae is ready to be collected, we take great care of our finished product using rigorous analysis to ensure our algae offers the best quality Omega-3.


Meet our Team

Julian Pietrzyk

Head of Research and Development

Lisa Thiele

Operational Support Manager

Shreekanth Ramananthan

Head of Production

Anna Krzynowek

Project Assistant 

Douglas Martin

Managing Director

Stefania Meconcelli

Laboratory Manager

Martin Bouab

Research Assistant

Martina Dajak

Research Assistant

Ailbhe McGurrin

Production Associate

Ben Horton

Production Associate

Meet our Board

Prof. Simon Best, OBE, FRSE


Andrew Coleman


Anthony Schofield


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you so please send us an email at info@mialgae.com or alternatively fill out this form:


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MiAlgae Ltd is registered in Scotland No. SC544670