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The press and Journal(November 2018) - Algae gave germ of an idea to firm's founder

A Scottish start-up company is on track to revolutionise the animal feed industry by producing an omega3-rich nutrient using the by-products of the whisky industry.


Insider (June 2018) -Award-Winning MiAlgae secured £500k funding boost

MiAlgae which grows microalgae from the co-products of the whisky distillation process in a bid to revolutionise the animal and fish feed industry will use cash to build pilot plant.

The Scotsman (May 2018) - Edinburgh Entrepreneur Scoops Top Accolate and Cash

Promoted by FareShare 0 HAVE YOUR SAY The founder of an Edinburgh-based venture that has developed a product which uses waste from the whisky industry to sustainably farm fish has been crowned 2018 Shell LiveWire Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Scottish Business News (Dec 2017) -Start-up Interview : Douglas Martin of MiAlgae

Edinburgh-based scientist and entrepreneur, Douglas Martin recently won an award from Shell for his business MiAlgae which produces algae to sustainably feed fish.

According to Martin, his business can grow microalgae rich in omega 3 and other nutrients using co-products from the Scottish whisky industry. This process makes MiAlgae stand out from many of its competitors: “We use other industries’ waste, create microalgae from it, whilst also cleaning the co-products. Our process is the embodiment of the circular economy.”







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