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Research & Development

Providing natural solutions to enable farmers around the world to reduce the use of synthetic chemical inputs

Innovate to find new solutions for sustainable agriculture

Our range of solutions for enhancing the natural functionalities of plants and animals is constantly evolving.

Our approach consists of soliciting and preparing living organisms in order to strengthen their capacities for resistance and resilience in the face of aggression or stress: drought, frost, modern cultivation and breeding practices, infections, … but also to improve the expression of their production potential.

Our basic research actions are based on close collaborations with the main French and international research institutes, initiated and driven along lines identified by our R&D department, crossed with an observation of agricultural needs and practices.

We are the designers and formulators of our innovations.

We develop all of our formulations on an industrial scale in-house. We guarantee the manufacture of our products and active ingredients, using unique processes and by controlling the sourcing of our main raw materials.

Based in Brittany, at the heart of marine research

With significant marine science expertise and resources, Brittany is the ideal site for Olmix Group R&D. This division benefits from the latest scientific advances thanks to its location near one of the world’s first research centers specialized in seaweed (the Roscoff Biological Station, created in 1872), as well as universities and specialist institutions such as Ifremer (the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea).

Brittany is also home to one of Europe’s largest agricultural and agrifood economies, enabling Olmix Group to test the results of its work in real conditions at applied research centres.

Seaweed harverst

From sourcing to developing solutions

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Olmix’s unique expertise spans throughout the seaweed sector – from sourcing the seaweed directly at sea, to transforming them into ingredients for our biosourced solutions.

Seaweed process

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Collection

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Washing

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Grinding

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Extraction

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Characterization

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Quality control

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Final product

  • 100% natural and a renewable resource.
  • Increasingly valued for their nutritional (vitamins, more than 20 mineral, proteins…), structural (specific polyanionic polysaccharides) and active (sulfated polysaccharides) components.
  • At the base of the food chain of aquatic ecosystems.

Olmix has developed a fully innovative process to respond to the challenge of processing marine seaweed. This starts from harvesting, washing and grinding to hydrolysis and extraction steps to obtain the final concentrates.

Our innovative solutions

Our solutions are designed in conjunction with our customers, to meet their needs, by reconciling yields with better quality production. They increase productivity levels and provide concrete answers to the needs of farmers, while respecting and preserving nature.

For us, research should support an agriculture that respects the environment and its operators. Our research is focused on the basis of naturally occurring elements: seaweed, trace elements, clays, humic substances, yeast…

We look for unknown or new active ingredients in our raw materials: we create associations that increase the effectiveness of our solutions, and transpose our creations into industrial formulations.

Solutions designed in conjunction with our customers, to meet their needs, by reconciling livestock performance, crop yield, better quality production while respecting nature.

Properly treated, animals and plants fed Olmix products respond naturally and grow in harmony to maintain proper yields.

Each of our products is a pact of
intelligence and respect with the farmer.

Seaweed

Seaweed are an exceptionally varied source of nutrients, and particularly rich in different biologically active compounds.

More precisely, algal sulfated polysaccharides including fucoidan from brown seaweed, carrageenan from red seaweed and ulvan from green seaweed have multiple potential appli- cations as health ingredients.

Clay minerals

Understanding clay minerals and their uses is a science in its own right, involving many varieties, such as sepiolite, kaolinite and bentonite…

Thanks to their numerous properties, clay minerals boost some active ingredients from seaweed and promote the effective use of trace elements.

Plants

Lignocellulosic compounds extracted from poplar wood, for example, have biostimulant properties on cultivated plants, from seed germination through root development to flowering and fruiting. These biosourced ingredients are therefore highly interesting for developing innovative biosolutions for agriculture.

Trace elements

As pure minerals, trace elements are essential nutrients to the life of organisms, in very small quantities.

Trace elements are required for the good health of some physiological functions. In particular, they are needed for building essential functional molecules (e.g. chlorophyll, hemoglobin, etc.), as well as for enzyme activity, as cofactors.

Yeast

Yeast

Yeasts play a fundamental role in animal feed, acting not only as a direct source of protein and prebiotics, but also strengthening animals’ immunity – resulting in an effective reduction in the use of antibiotics.

Contributing greatly to sustainability, yeasts represent a valuable alternative, transforming a potential by-product to be discarded into an effective and economical source for animal nutrition. Whether in active or inactive form, yeasts and their derivatives are functional additives that promote superior performance and healthy development in animals.