Through this partnership, Olmix, a major player in the algae industry, wishes to share its vision of the environment and the blue economy in Brittany. Its agreement with skipper Pierre Antoine, a regular fixture in multihull ocean racing, to take he helm of a legendary trimaran with a unique record of achievements, is intended to promote unexploited marine resources. For 15 years now, our industrial group has been developing natural products based on seaweed concentrates, which are partial substitutes for pharmaceutical and chemical products used in animal and plant health and nutrition.
After 15 years of R&D in algae processing, Olmix now aims to raise public awareness of the main resources offered by the Bretonn coast, an exceptional ecosystem due to the quality of its water, flora and fauna.
By developing an algae industry in Brittany along with other industrial companies and research organizations, Olmix supports an ambitious reindustrialization project in western France, which is vital for its economy.
“Such is the convergence of our objectives and the complementarity of our work that it only took us a few days to accept this partnership. Pierre is a very experienced ocean sailor and winner of several races, and he is concerned about environment issue. Olmix is a major industry player with a vision of a Breton economy focused on the sea and its unexploited wealth of resources. Finally, the RIEM network promotes scientific research and eco-exploration. It is a coherent and pertinent partnership in the service of a good idea: the blue economy in Brittany. Scientists increasingly need to collect data and so do companies. The latter must contribute to science and research too. We should note that research is a core activity of Olmix which for several years has been developing innovative organic products to replace antibiotics and chemicals”.
Sébastien Balusson, Olmix Group