Triton Ingredients get FDA “No Questions” Letter

11-March-2019 by

Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company focused on new food and nutritional products derived from a highly nutritious algae, has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has no questions” that Triton’s algae ingredient Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii) is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for its intended uses in food. FDA reached this finding following a lengthy and rigorous evaluation of toxicological safety studies and characterization data.

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The Ingredients to watch in 2019

07-Jan-2019 By Alex Hawkins and Jessica Smith of

Certain types of algae, such as spirulina, have had a place in the health and wellness field for some time, but new strains are now being considered as more substantial ingredients that can boost foods with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and clean protein from a sustainable source. One example is seafood disruptor Good Catch, which is launching fish-free ‘tuna’ made with wild-sourced algae oil and a blend of legumes in February 2019. As its star ingredient, algae lends umami flavour as well as DHA, an essential omega-3 fatty acid.

San Diego-based start-up Triton is also introducing its green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) to the food market as a nutrient-dense ingredient in powdered form. In 2018, Triton collaborated with chef Brian Malarkey, who created a five-course meal at one of his restaurants using its algae. The menu included nori algae butter, algae bucatini, algae pesto, algae lime cookies and a cocktail. Beyond the kitchen, the company is making significant strides in the laboratory, developing an algae-based heme protein that could replicate some of the qualities of meat, and a process that uses algae to produce the same colostrum proteins found in breast milk.

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Algae Might Be About To Disrupt The Plant-Based Protein Market

30-Nov-2018 By Jenny Splitter of

Triton is a company poised for disruption. The San Diego-based start-up, Triton Algae Innovations, is hitting all the right notes—plant-based, sustainable, synthetic biology—serving up what co-founder and scientist Miller Tran calls an “untapped well of proteins” that offers more than what’s currently available on the plant-based market.

Even though algae has long been proposed for things like palm oil replacements and biofuel, there are numerous strains of the green stuff that haven’t really been explored for their potential as food proteins.

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triton algae innovations wins sustainable seafood award

19-Nov-2018 By

Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based early-stage company that is introducing a healthy, nutritious green algae into the food market, was recently honored with the 2018 Sustainable Seafood award, as part of the 10th annual BlueTech summit conference hosted by The Maritime Alliance (TMA). The TMA award was presented jointly to Triton and the InterContinental Hotel, to honor their collaborative efforts to promote sustainable algae for food. InterContinental executive chef Paul McCabe worked with Triton to create a full algae-based lunch menu for conference attendees.

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Mama algae: Researchers say they can manufacture proteins found in human breast milk

01-Nov-2018 By Cathy Siegner

Whether Triton's protein products will be able to sufficiently scale up and become a game-changer in the infant formula market remains to be seen. The company told Food Navigator it is focusing on osteopontin because of the production capability work that still needs to be done and the regulatory clearances that need to be acquired, although it does have the ability to produce multiple proteins depending on the market.

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San Diego Start-Up develops algae production platform capable of producing proteins found in bovine and human breast milk

29-Oct-2018 By Elaine Watson

Founded in 2013, Triton Algae Innovations develops a novel protein expression platform using eukaryotic algae to express bovine and human colostrum proteins.

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2050 China Food Tech Summit: Key Trends

01-Oct-2018 By Chen May Yee

With its huge population and history of famines, China’s food challenges in the past were centered on how to feed a multitude of people. The future will be more about feeding them well.

San Diego-based Triton is promoting green algae—Chlamydomonas reinhardtii—in powdered form as a protein-rich food ingredient. In May this year, Triton invited celebrity chef Brian Malarkey to cook a five-course meal for 120 diners, using the algae. The menu included nori algae butter, algae bucatini, algae pesto, algae lime cookies and a Chlamy Cocktail.

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Exploring Algae for Sustainable nutrition

30-June-2018 by Innovations Television with Ed Begley, Jr. 

By the year 2050 it is estimated that the number of people who will be deficient for protein will drastically increase. This segment of Innovations will take a look at Triton Algae Innovations’ (Triton) solution for the global protein shortage through its development of novel green algae products

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Triton Algae Readies for commercialization

14-Jan-2018 by Algae Industry Magazine

Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company focused on new food and nutritional products derived from algae, has announced that it has achieved Independent Conclusion of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its wild-type algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii). 

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University research spinoff bets on protein play for whole algae powder

12-Jan-2018 By Hank Shultz in

Startup Triton Algae Innocations is betting on a whole-cell protein positioning for an algae species that has been researched for years for it nutraceutical and pharmaceutical ingredient production potential

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5 Crazy ways to USE algae that turn out to be not so crazy

17-Jan-2018 By. Jim Lane in Biofuels Digest

News arrived this week from Triton Algae Innovations, which is now focused on food and nutritional products derived from algae, the company has achieved GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its wild-type algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (c. reinhardtii). Triton’s algae will be used as an ingredient in foods and beverages, such as snack or nutritional bars, cereals, yogurts, fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, and sports or energy drinks. Triton plans to introduce its algae into the consumer market in 2018.

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