In 2014, through the FISCH-OMEGA-EXTRACT project, Belgian producer of cosmetic materials GOVA collaborated with VITO, two other knowledge institutions (KULAK and UGENT) and two other companies (EcoTreasures and Proviron). Their goal was to develop a sustainable cosmetic oil based on algae, which are rich in specific omega-3 fatty acids. 

Initially, our focus was very precise, but thanks to its expertise on chemical analysis of algae, VITO was able to offer us a far wider range of innovative applications. It far exceeded our expectations. The analytical view of VITO helped us improve our products even further.
Patrick Gonry
Business Development Manager - GOVA