Our marine biologist Gustav, who normally runs our algae cultivation, has some exciting activities going on during the weekends. He and his diver-gang were out exploring an old water-filled mine with underground drifts. Now we are all fantasising about the exciting and yet undiscovered algae that can be found in these types of lakes. And yes, it so happens that Gustav does find new algae in nature –
Today we are extra proud and honoured! Fredrika Gullfot, founder and CEO of Simris Alg, received the Chemical Engineering Award for 2014, which is granted annually to an outstanding chemical engineer by Sweden’s National Association of Chemical Engineers (Svenska Kemiingenjörers Riksförening). The award which came in the form of a silver bullion bar, was handed out during Berzeliusdagarna at the great auditorium of Stockholm University.
Today we had the honour to have Margareta Pålsson, Governor of the Skåne region, for a visit at the algae farm. The visit marked the beginning of the Governor’s tour around the municipalities of Skåne. The tour focuses on companies that contribute in improving the environment. Simrishamn and Simris Alg were chosen as the first site.
– “A year ago, as the new governor,
When our Head of Production goes home for the day, the rest of us go ahead and snatch some of the day’s crop. World’s freshest smoothies guaranteed, only in Hammenhög!
Yesterday, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svensk Näringsliv) awarded the CEO of Simris Alg, Fredrika Gullfot the title “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2013. The jury remarked about Fredrika: ”An incredibly driven entrepreneur, a source of inspiration and an entrepreneur with devotion to society. She is contributing to Sweden by introducing a whole new industry within green environmental technology- the cultivation of microalgae.”
On the same day,
Team Simris is proudly welcoming our newest member, Isabelle Klevstad. Isabelle is a passionate young professional whose expertise and experience in PR, advertising and communications will actively help Simris strengthen its marketing and sales force, just in time for our upcoming market launch.
We need to bring back industry to the EU in order to create more jobs, according to the EU-commission. During the summer, the issue has been discussed by- among others- SvD Näringsliv, in a series of articles it published.
P1 Studio Ett ran a story on reindustrialization: reporter Natacha López interviews CEO Fredrika Gullfot about Simris Alg as an example of a new green industry,
During the annual breakfast forum of Österlenvännerna in Simrishamn, the CEO of Simris Alg, Fredrika Gullfot, had the great honour of receiving the Österlenvännerna’s scholarship for her achievements. We are happy, proud and honoured! More about the scholarship and the motivation can be read at the homepage of Österlenvännerna (Swedish).
Fredrika had the pleasure to participate in the panel discussion that was held during the forum,
The current issue of Damernas Värld magazine features an article about the biggest trends within skincare research right now. As expected, algae plays a lead role in the matter.
– I call them micro-superheroes, says our Head of Marketing Daphne Tsobanoglou in the interview, because of all their nourishing and skin improving qualities.
Many different algae are experts at protecting themselves against environmental influences,