Xiaozao | Lyxia
Lyxia | Xiaozao Tech is a biotechnology company engaged in commercial cultivation of the green microalgae Nannochloropsis salina for its nutritional components to include protein, fats and the Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which is present in a variety of forms from free fatty acids and triglycerides, to polar phospho- and glycol-lipids. We are a global corporation with facilities in the United States and across China with plans to locate additional facilities in Europe and South East Asia. We currently cultivate our microalgae and perform all downstream extraction, isolation and purification onsite in our facility on the South China Sea in Guangxi Province. Our microalgae are sustainably cultivated in seawater with sunlight and CO2, a greenhouse gas we are repurposing from a local power generation station. As our microalgae grow and utilize CO2 as their carbon source, they also produce oxygen – an added benefit to our environment. With the existing source of EPA currently on the market being fish oil, our Non-GMO vegetarian microalgae-derived EPA is a welcomed animal-component-free alternative which puts no additional pressure on our planet’s fish populations, and in fact will serve to alleviate it in part as we win market conversion to our new pure natural and sustainable EPA.
We market our vegetarian EPA in a variety of forms and concentrations as well as in blends with vegetarian docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the essential Omega-3 fatty acid nutrient critical in healthy brain and eye development and maintenance. These products and others serve a variety of markets including human and animal nutrition, cosmeceuticals, and pharmaceutical intermediates. Today our R&D center in Shenzhen is driving advancements in propagation and yield of algal biomass as well as efficiencies in downstream extraction and purification which will come to employ 1000 workers in Guangxi at maximum capacity.