Learn more about Alginor

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Alginor seeks towards a green and sustainable future based on treasures from the sea. We focus on total utilisation of seaweeds for production of unique, pure and formula-specific products. Through green, environmentally friendly and resource efficient operations Alginor sets the standard for tomorrow’s innovative solutions.


Alginor ASA was established 24 March 2014 in Haugesund, Norway to develop a technology for total utilisation of seaweeds to be integrated in a multifunctional biorefinery for seaweeds.

Seaweeds are among the world’s largest untapped resources. We are focusing on the large brown kelp Laminaria hyperborea and along the Norwegian coast alone there is a rough estimate of 60 million tonnes of standing biomass. To secure a sustainable and efficient utilisation of this important stock it is necessary to exploit the entire biomass.

We plan to establish the first biorefinery in Norway that focuses on total utilisation of seaweeds and extracting pure and formula-specific products for application areas such as food, feed, pharma, agri, chemicals and materials.

AORTA technology

Our combined harvesting and processing technology is called AORTA (Alginor’s Ocean Refining Total utilising Application), and is paving the way for clean, green, cost effective and resource efficient bio-marine processing. AORTA will transform the existing value chain and spur blue growth globally. AORTA is the key to a future circular bio-economy based on total utilisation of seaweeds with zero emissions to air and sea.

AORTA compared to existing solutions:

  1. Total utilisation of seaweeds
  2. Broad product portfolio from one raw material
  3. New products with unique bio-properties
  4. No emissions of raw material, toxic chemicals or process water
  5. Reduced production costs
  6. Full traceability of the products

Product portfolio

We are developing a portfolio of life science ingredients from Laminaria hyperborea. All the ingredients are ultra-pure and formula specific, due to our green and innovative AORTA technology.

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