Christiaan Stumphius introduces Phycom 

Nice that Phycom has the opportunity to introduce itself. My name is Christiaan Stumphius and I am the Commercial Director at Phycom.

Phycom is one of Europe’s largest and most innovative microalgae producers. Our two factories operate a closed production system where a unique self-designed technology is applied using fermentors.

The result is high-quality, food-safe microalgae with superior purity and consistent quality, FSSC 22000 and GMP+ certified. Based on its expertise and experience, Phycom works closely with the food and feed industry to identify innovative product applications with microalgae.

A lot of research has been done on the health effects of microalgae in animal feed. Phycom plays a leading role in this through research with various partners of Feed Design Lab and knowledge institutions such as WUR and HAS. Tested both in the laboratory and in practical animal studies, positive effects of microalgae on animal health have now been demonstrated. Feed Design Lab has initiated research into the application of new protein sources together with the partner companies. As far as we are concerned, this will remain the case in the future.

Feed Design Lab is important to us for three reasons; firstly, it gives us access to an extensive network of partners active in various parts of the animal feed sector. The events and business meetings are always very well organized. Secondly, during the various events we gain a lot of knowledge of current themes that are important for the sector and therefore for us. And last but certainly not least, we are interested in joint projects with partners initiated and coordinated by Feed Design Lab. We find the collaboration with the Feed Design Lab team very professional and enjoyable.