Natural Colors

Blue Marble has developed both green chemistry and natural microbial routes to several natural colors. We use natural or sustainable sources as solvents and non-virgin biomass (waste) as the feedstock for the recovery of carotenoids including both lycopene and beta-carotene. In the specific case of extracted lycopene, Blue Marble utilizes tomato pomace as the source of tomato oleoresin and lycopene. Additionally, we have worked with many microorganisms from algae to fungi to develop natural pathways to lycopene and beta-carotene.