How algae microfarms can help transform our food culture by growing abundant healthy food in a very small area and extend the growing season, affordably. Home, Community and Small Algae Microfarms Most common question over the past 35 years: “Can we grow algae at home or in our communities?. Will algae microfarms grow new superfoods for urban and rooftop The first Pacific Northwest spirulina microfarm near Olympia Washington.

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Algae Microfarms

On a small land area, a community could meet a portion of its food requirements from microalgae, freeing cropland for community recreation or reforestation. Some envision huge centralized algae farms producing food and energy on a vast scale. Algae Powered Mushroom Farm 10design. Laurent Lecesve in Normandy, France. Compiled by a diverse team of experts, with experience in scientific and industrial fields, the Comprehensive Report for Wastewater Treatment Using Algae is the first report that provides in-depth analysis and insights on this important field.

Environmental Technology magazine notes that the difficulty in predicting how algae blooms will develop lies in their variform nature.

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Until now, successful algae cultivation and operation has required trained and experienced algae experts and PhDs on location. The last 30 years progress in algae technology is algxe.

Successful algae cultivation requires a more ecological approach than industrial agriculture. Algae scientists balance system ecology to keep out weed algae and zooplankton algae eaters without using pesticides or herbicides. Ideas migrate to laboratory research and then to small demonstration systems. October 30, AlgaeIndustryMagazine. Amy Thompson writes in Space. Small producers can microfamrs fresh harvest algae locally. Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is a nitrogen-fixing blue-green algae.


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With high protein algae like spirulina, this productivity breakthrough can yield over 20 times more protein than soybeans on the same area, 40 agae corn and times beef. These will require huge investments to achieve necessary economies of scale. AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specializing in the production and commercial applications of microalgae, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading provide Traditionally consumed and proven safe. The community has a roof garden to grow produce, market, cinema and restaurant.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Microvarms in Africa was selected for the first farm. Return to top of page. Spirulina has been most commonly adopted and there are now farms all over the world, perhaps in as many as 40 countries. However, with greater understanding of how to control and cultivate other high value algae and the use of automated systems, it is likely that other types of algae will also become candidates for small-scale cultivation in the near future.

Algae Cultivation for CO 2 Sequestration. Thousands of tons have been sold each year for the past 40 years as a food and feed supplement. A detailed report on all aspects of the algae fuel value chain, the Comprehensive Oilgae Report will be of immense help to those who are on the threshold of investing in algae biofuels.


Return to top of page. Biomass can double every 2 to 5 days. It includes a rooftop garden, algae bioreactors, farmers market, community gardens, orchards and greenhouses. Dunaliella thrives in water even saltier than the ocean in places like Australia and Israel. The concept is to turn buildings into energy production using light, CO2 and wastewater to grow algae. Algae represent a productivity breakthrough An algae production system can be an environmentally sound green food machine.

Algae microfarming is a perfect fit for the growing Do-It-Yourself movement and the microffarms growing food and herbs indoors, in greenhouses, on rooftops and in empty lots in urban, backyard and community gardens. Return to top of page. Botryococcus braunii is being commercialized for algae biofuel.

Ideas migrate to laboratory research and then to small demonstration systems. Automated smart technology combined with modular growing systems may soon make it feasible to successfully alae algae microfarms and photobioreactors anywhere in the world without onsite expert personnel.

Sapphire Energy has announced the first phase of their commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility is operational in Columbus, New Mexico. In fact, small-scale algae farming has been tested for 30 years all over the world.