It is the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… well, maybe not!  Santa was taking a break and enjoying a plate of cookies and a tall glass of Algae Milk!From omega-3 to Jet fuel, algae is literally a growing industry. Fast Company takes a look at some of the new products that this new green industry is creating!

Jonathan Wolfson is CEO of the California-based Solazyme, which has been around since 2003. It produces oils and bioproducts. In November, Solazyme announced a partnership with a French starch company that will help it produce and market its algae-based dietary products.

“Algal flour can be used to replace eggs, oil, and butter. We use it to make bakery products: breads, pastas, cookies, cakes. It could end up replacing eggs, oil, and butter even in things like ice cream or beverages. What you end up with has a far lower fat content and lower calorie content, in some cases reducing fat by up to 75% and essentially removing all cholesterol as well.”

Check out the rest here : Fast Company – For Eco-Friendly Santas: Algae Milk and Cookies

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