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.

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Edinburgh-based MiAlgae, set up in 2016, has created a solution to producing a sustainable source using lo