The food industry

This market can grow by leveraging the strength of the Pays de la Loire's agrifood industry, which is the region's leading 

industrial sector and is ranked second nationally.  

Marine bioresources are having an impact in two market segments: 

  • The nutraceuticals market

These novel ingredients are high added-value compounds with premium sales prices and low upstream biomass volumes. 

Examples include the microalgae Arthrospira and Odontella. 

  • The market for conventional natural ingredients (food colorings, texture enhancers, preservatives, aromas, etc.)

Demand in this market is high and growing strongly; producers and consumers and industrials are searching avidly for natural 

ingredients. With higher biomass volumes and lower sales prices, this process must be optimized and made more 

cost-effective.