Cyanotech Dedicates 2% of Profits to Protecting Hawaii’s Environment

Cyanotech has consistently practiced environmental responsibility and sustainability since inception in 1983. Besides employing large scale water and nutrient recycling and using alternative energy sources, the microalgae crops that Cyanotech produces have a very desirable bi-product: Oxygen. Manufacturing of products actually converts carbon dioxide into oxygen, helping the health of the earth as we produce products that help the health of its inhabitants.

For over eight years, the company has been voluntarily donating money to help protect an endangered Hawaiian species. This has been an unofficial rule, but now we feel that it is important to make protecting Hawaii’s environment an official policy of the company. “Hawaii has a pristine environment; this is one of the key reasons that we chose our location as the perfect place to grow pure, high quality microalgae 24 years ago,” said Gerald Cysewski, PhD, Cyanotech’s CEO and Founder. “We have done an outstanding job of protecting this environment for residents and visitors alike; now we want to have an official, core strategy in place to ensure that Hawaii remains an idyllic place, and because of this we will dedicate a minimum of 2% of our profits to a variety of worthy local environmental causes.”

For questions or information on Cyanotech’s industry leading products BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call 808.334.9415.

Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®—all natural, functional nutrients that enhance human health and nutrition, providing significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune response benefits. NatuRose® Natural Astaxanthin is a natural pigment source that also promotes animal health and nutrition, primarily in aquaculture. Phycobiliproteins are fluorescent pigments used in medical diagnostic testing and research. Cyanotech produces these products from microalgae grown at its 90-acre facility in Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology and distributes them to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, and animal feed makers and marketers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Cyanotech was the first microalgae company in the world to obtain ISO 9001:2000 certification. Our products are all natural and are pesticide and herbicide free. They are free of genetically modified organisms and are produced in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Processes.

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