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About MBD Nutrition…

MBD is an unlisted Australian Public Company (Est. 2006). MBD Nutrition has been established as a core element of MBD's business. Its aim is to develop large scale markets in the provision of food and feed.

Based on nature MBD is developing a range of nutritious algae based products. Food that is healthy to eat, grown naturally and free of artificial additives.

MBD is currently scaling the production of a number of food products. These initial projects are intended to provide the blueprint for expansion to a wide range of applications. Once at scale MBD and our partners are confident that processes will offer significant cost advantages in the provision of healthy nutrition.

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Research and Development:

MBD's approach is backed by 30 years of R&D at James Cook University, the school of Marine and Tropical Biology, Australia’s premier Marine Biology College. Following 5 years of dedicated R&D to develop key knowledge and understand MBD has experienced strong interest from industry both in Australia and internationally.

MBD Nutrition operates a state-of-the-art R&D center and two production facilities, focussing on the production of algae ingredients.

MBD has made significant investments in R&D focussed on algae strain selection, continuous process-controlled cultivation and efficient product harvesting. Our marine algae grow in waters drawn from Australia's pristine Great Barrier Reef.

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Andrew Lawson

Managing Director: Andrew Lawson B.Eng (Civil), Dip.BM

Andrew is a qualified civil engineer with 25 years' experience of major project management and delivery across both the public and private sectors. Being involved in MBD Nutrition from day one he has built MBD Nutrition into a strong company with significant potential for future growth in water, food and energy.

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  Roger Taylor

Senior Project Manager: Roger Taylor B App Sc (Geology)

Roger has over 35 years of senior management and operational experience in the specialty chemical industry with global companies engaged in minerals processing, algae production and manufacturing.

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Arnold Mangott

Scientific Production Manager: Dr Arnold Mangott BSc (Marine Biology), MSSc, PhD (Marine Ecology)

Dr Arnold Mangott is originally from Austria where he pursued a career in Tourism and Hospitality Management. He came to Australia in 2003 to study Marine Biology at James Cook University. Over seven years of study he achieved a Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology), a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and a PhD in Marine Ecology. During his study he worked extensively within the science realm and was involved in several different projects including environmental economics and management.

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  Alastair Beard

Chief Financial Officer: Alastair Beard

Alastair is an accounting and finance professional with extensive experience in asset and property funds management.

With over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance and across a number of industries, Alastair has spent 4 years in Funds Management specifically managing Property Trusts (both listed and unlisted). During this time he was the CFO for two ASX listed companies, including three years with the Rabinov Property Trust. He also established a residential property trust in the USA.

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