History

History

1995

Start of the project “Reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from industrial facilities by microalgae” under the direction of Prof. Steinberg (then the Research Director of Preussag AG)

1996

Construction of the first pilot plant

1997

Patents

1999

Acquisition of patents by the newly-founded company Bioprodukte Prof. Steinberg GmbH

1999

Licensed to Ökologische Produkte Altmark GmbH, construction of the algae plant in Klötze, Altmark

2000

Start of the first algae production

2001

Insolvency of Ökologische Produkte Altmark GmbH

2004

Acquisition of the insolvent entity by Bioprodukte Prof. Steinberg Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG with the participation of a group of private investors, partial new building work, repairs and modernization of the facility, start of microalgae production

2005

Extension of the laboratory, accumulation of an extensive collection of algal strains, construction of a scaled-up line

2006

Extension of the product range

2007

Certification to HACCP and ISO 9001:2000

2008

Takeover by the ROQUETTE Group
Start of the ALGOHUBTM research program

2010

Certification to GMP and ISO 22000:2005

2011

Renamed “Roquette Klötze GmbH & Co. KG”

2012

Expansion of the product range to 12 different species of microalgae

 2013

Successful commissioning of the pilot fermentation facility

2015

Finalist in the entrepreneurs’ competition “Business of the Year” (Ostdeutscher Sparkassenverband)

2015

Presentation of our company in the German Pavilion at the EXPO world exhibition in Milan

2016

Certification to ISO 50001:2011

2017

Certification to HALAL

2018

Winner of the Biotechnology Award 2018: Microalgae Cultivation Specialists of the Year 2018