Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics)

12 December 18



 

Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics)

"Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO and Managing Director of Qponics Limited, an algae Omega-3 producing company based in Australia, working together with BlueMount Capital.

Graeme has a background in microbiology with vast experience from the industry which led him to found Qponics and looking into algae as a new source of omega-3.

Discussion Points:

  • Background: Medical microbiologist from New Zealand wanting to take his knowledge further
  • Qponics: Future of developing large scale algae pond methods
  • Aquaponics: Interest and kick start into the business and industry
  • Algae farming: Technology and benefits
  • Omega-3: Differences between algae and other sources
  • Main market and demand: EPA omega-3 has high demand in Europe, North America and Asia
  • Market response: Interest has been high with several years of enquiries
  • Geographic areas : Why Australia is such a beneficial location
  • Excellent climate: Allowing production 12 months of the year
  • Management team and board in place: Vast experience in the general field of the company
  • Differentiation: Demand outstrips supply and demand remains high for quality products, such as EPA omega-3
  • Drives and goals for the future: Create a sustainable business, no huge amounts of waste products with residual containing high protein bio mass
  • Be a part of Qponic’s future: How to get involved with the business
  • How to get in touch: How to contact Graeme or a member of the team from BlueMount Capital

 

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