More than an ingredient supplier

We are Understory 

At Understory, we're more than just an ingredient supplier; we're a collective of passionate professionals driven by a commitment to excellence and innovation. Our team consists of leading scientists, forward-thinking process engineers, and strategic market analysts, all united in our mission to redefine industry standards. Our diverse expertise enables us to offer a broad spectrum of customized services tailored to our client's unique needs.

From expert validation of claims and strategic marketing development, to specialized support in application and formulation and in-depth regulatory guidance. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions that drive success. Together, we are setting new benchmarks and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in our industry.

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Contact one of our dedicated proffesionals 

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Christine Strømhylden Lunder

Venture Lead

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Kees van de Watering

VP Process Engineering

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Cynthia Marmolejo

Application manager

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Hume Dudley-Owen

Business Development Director
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Leading with state-of-the-art factory capabilities

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Norway is home to our cutting-edge pilot plant. This facility is where our unique protein ingredients are made. Equipped with advanced laboratories dedicated to research & development, food-grade production zones, and rigorous quality assurance protocols, excellence is assured at every step.

Our extensive warehousing and storage capabilities are equipped to handle both frozen and ambient conditions. The factory meets the rigorous standards of GMP and FDA approvals, guaranteeing our ingredients are of the highest quality and meet the utmost safety standards.

Backed by Europe's largest industrial investor

Understory is Aker Biomarine’s protein brand. Aker BioMarine is a Norwegian biotech innovator and Antarctic
krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. It’s the largest company in the world within krill, with over 70% market share, owned by the largest Industrial investor in Europe, Aker ASA.

Aker BioMarine’s fully transparent value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic
waters through its Montevideo logistics hub, Houston production plant, and to customers around the world.
The company has 550+ employees globally and serves 65 markets with its diverse portfolio of products and services.

Aker Biomarine is dedicated to high standards. We are proud to report that in 2022, new research concluded
that the Antarctic krill fishery is the cleanest in the world. Our innovative Eco-harvesting technology ensures
an extremely low bycatch rate.

With over 95 protected patents globally, Aker Biomarine is a beacon of innovation in its industry. Furthermore,
our MSC and friends of the sea certifications show that sustainability is at the heart of the company’s operations. 

Partner with us

We need more sustainable ingredients to solve the challenges our global food systems have. Understory is committed to being a part of this solution. Our commitment to research and development, complemented by our investment in our advanced processing plant, creates a platform for the rapid development of novel ingredients.

We are seeking partners in the bioprocessing and upcycling industry for active partnerships that can bring the industry forward. Contact us to see how we can find synergies and spearhead the sustainable transformation our food systems need. 

Let's make a difference, together.

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