Sustainable Scotland: Funding boost for Scottish biotech firm turning whisky waste into sustainable omega-3 oil
A biotech start-up firm which turns whisky distillery waste into a sustainable source of omega-3 oils for animal and human consumption is set to scale up operations and move to the next stage of development after bagging a £2.3 million funding boost.
Omega-3 fats are beneficial for human health, and eating them can help to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Currently much of the supply is produced by extracting the oil from wild-caught fish.
Edinburgh-based MiAlgae, set up in 2016, has created a solution to producing a sustainable source using lo