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Twyn Taung natural spirulin lake with spirulina growing ponds
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First production was harvesting spirulina blooms from natural lakes in Myanmar in the 1980s
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Ponds built on the shore of Twyn Taung lake • Factory and more ponds built in Saigaing
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Dr. Min Thein, founder of Myanmar Spirulina and June Pharmaceuticals • 2013
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Spirulina production ponds at June Pharmaceuticals Sagaing production facility
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Robert Henrikson • Spirulina harvest on outoor screen alongside pond
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Pond paddlewheels and outdoor harvesting screen
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Harvesting screens inside harvesting building
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Some spirulina being dried outdoors in the sun
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Product packaging laboratory at June Pharmaceuticals in Sagaing
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Layout of June Pharmaceuticals Sagaing production ponds and factory
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Visit to local shop with June spirulina products
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Poster showing the benefits of Provimin spirulina products
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Poster showing spirulina products
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Table of products • supplements, snacks, foods, beverages, cosmetics, biofertilizer
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Product benefits • supplements, snacks, foods, beverages, cosmetics, biofertilizer
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Mandalay craft beer brewed with a spirulina extract
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Enjoying Mandalay spirulina beer
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Visit to Twyn Taung lake and the production facility
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On Twyn Taung Lake • spirulina blooms have decreased from development and less alkalinity
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Spirulina production ponds alongside Twyn Taung Lake
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Dr. Min Thein presents to group of workers and visitors
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Dr. Nu Nu Win • Managing director June Phatmaceuticals
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Dr. Nu Nu Win presenting to workers and visitors
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Group photo at Twyn Taung Lake spirulina facility
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Spirulina World Food book • Myanmar Edition

June Spirulina in Myanmar is one of the world’s largest producers of spirulina. The company has harvested from both natural crater lakes and artificial production ponds. Spirulina grows naturally in the volcanic crater lakes Twyn Taung, Twyn Ma and Taung Pyauk, and a surface lake in Sagaing Ye Khar. However, In recent years, natural spirulina blooms have decreased due to development near the lakes.

In the 1980s Dr. Min Thein lead the industrialization of Spirulina production in Myanmar. June Spirulina’s main production ponds, factory, laboratory, processing and packaging are located in Sagaing. The company produces about 200 tons of spirulina per year and offers a variety of healthy innovative products including supplements, functional foods and beverages, extracts, cosmetics, herbal products, biofertilizer and Mandalay craft beer brewed with spirulina extrac.

De Min Thein received the “Senior Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in Microalgal Biotechnology”, at the International Algae Congress, Berlin, Germany, for his scientific and industrial innovations and the worldwide promotion of microalgae.

Robert Henrikson accepted an invitation to visit in 2013, and these are photos taken during that visit.
www.junespirulina.com