Dr. Xun Wang is currently the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Triton Algae Innovations.
He is the most experienced technology executive in the algae industry and recently was head of bioscience technologies at Reliance Industries Ltd (a global Fortune 100 company), and CTO at Sapphire Energy Inc. Dr. Wang has been a board member of Algae Biomass Organization since 2016.
Prior to that Dr. Wang had an 18-year successful career in leading agriculture companies. Dr. Wang was the President of Syngenta China, the Biotech Research and Technology Head of Syngenta in North Carolina RTP, the Founder and Director of Novartis Agricultural Discovery Institute in San Diego, and Research Manager of Corn Genomics in Pioneer Hi-Bred International, in Johnston Iowa.
Dr. Wang is the author or co-author of over 50 patents, published over 20 international peer-reviewed research articles. Dr. Wang earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Biophysics from Iowa State University, and a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Biochemistry from Jilin University, China.
Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. company profile:
Triton Algae Innovations is a San Diego-based startup company committed to bringing to consumers a highly nutritious and non-GM algae as a new plant-based food ingredient. Triton’s algae contains high levels of protein, Vitamin A, Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils, and also features a complete amino acid profile. Triton has developed a proprietary fermentation production process that is scalable, affordable and sustainable. After a rigorous evaluation of a comprehensive science dossier prepared by Triton and notified to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FDA issued a “no questions” letter affirming that Triton’s algae is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for its intended use in food.
Triton’s non-GM algae can be made in three colors (green, yellow and red, each with the same nutritional components) offering a broad range of food applications, such as pasta and noodles, bread and rolls, cookies, sauces, protein bars, and sports and energy drinks. Triton is now commercializing its green algae via production partnerships with food companies and restaurants. Triton’s red algae was innovated through tradition evolution and breeding practices, and is rich in heme, a small molecule common in meat that bleeds and sizzles when cooked. Triton is currently in pilot production mode of its red or “bloody” algae for use as an ingredient in plant-based alternative meat products, such as burger patties and sausages, that look, taste and smell like traditional meat.