Neptune Technologies opens new krill oil plant

June 17, 2014

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has announced the opening of its newly constructed plant in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. The new facility is able to produce more than 150 metric tons of krill oil annually and is equipped to allow for a doubling of capacity going forward.

The new plant features robust safety measures and technologies, which allow for optimized manufacturing. For instance, because of the phospholipid content of krill oil, suppliers sometimes encounter issues of flowability and appearance. At Neptune’s new facility, both equipment upgrades and new manufacturing practices overcome these challenges. The result is a product with improved viscosity, which facilitates encapsulation, and enhanced bioactives, giving Neptune customers distinct advantages in marketability.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to protect our process, employees, and ability to provide superior forms of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids,” said Michel Timperio, Senior Vice President, Global Sales. “In the last 18 months, we’ve revisited our processes to, expanded capacity, and developed new products featuring NKO.”

Press release (pdf)