Algae oil is a neutral, light, and flavorless culinary oil. Algae are technically the mother of all plants, and one of nature’s original oil producers. Algae can be divided into two large groups based on their morphology. Macroalgae seaweeds such as kelp or nori are visible to the naked eye, while microalgae are tiny single celled organisms that can either use sunlight to grow (photosynthetic) or grow without sunlight using sugars (heterotrophic). We tap into heterotrophic microalgae’s natural oil producing ability to make large amounts of oil quickly, through fermentation in large stainless steel tanks.