Rationale and objective
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid synthesized at high level in green algae Haematococcuspluvialis.
Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant with natural red pigment. That is
the reason why it is indispensable in husbandry, aquaculture.
Astaxanthin enhances the quality and provides the natural red colour of
egg yolks, shrimp, crab and salmon. Astaxanthin current cost more than
$5000/kg raw powder.
Due to lack of technology for astaxanthin production, currently, there
is no Vietnamese company producing astaxanthin for the market. Based on
a model for algae culture in VNUA, experts from Israel will transfer
knowledge and technology to setup a photobioreactor system for
astaxanthin production from Haematococcuspluvialis.
photobioreactor system for Haematococcus
pluvialis as a model for technology transfer.
2) Completed process for the production of astaxanthin rich biomass and
technology for astaxanthin extraction.