Algae are simple plants that can range from the microscopic (microalgae), to large seaweeds (macroalgae), such as giant kelp more than one hundred feet in length. Microalgae include both cyanobacteria, as well as green, brown and red algae
Algae can be grown using water resources such as brackish-, sea-, and wastewater unsuitable for cultivating agricultural crops. When using wastewater, such as municipal, animal and even some industrial runoff, they can help in its treatment and purification, while benefiting from using the nutrients present
We are looking to explore different bio-diversity of algae for the development of the following technologies:
Bioactive Nutraceuticals: Omega 3 PUFAs DHA and EPA Macro- and microalgae-derived cosmetics Pharmaceutical terpenoids
Food and feed: Premium sea vegetable and condiments, Animal feed, Chemicals, Ethanol, Organic fertilizer, Hydrocolloids
Bioenergy and biofuels Biomethane via Anaerobic Digestion Synthetic biofuels via thermochemical conversion.