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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It is not cultivated in an open pond, but in a controlled greenhouse environment in Germany by a team of specially trained biologists. This will allow local mocrofarms growers to consult with remotely located algae experts on how to maintain a healthy algae culture in their small production systems.

AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specializing in the production and commercial applications of microalgae, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading provide Dunaliella thrives in microfarme even saltier than the ocean in places like Australia and Israel.

Half Moon Bay Farm. The last 30 years progress in algae technology is remarkable. Nannochloropsis is being commercialized for biofuel and nutritional omega-3 oil.

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A higher portion of the value of locally grown food is returned to the grower, encouraging local food producers, creating greater income equality and local self-sufficiency for a more just and stable social fabric. Chlorella is also grown commercially in closed indoor production systems. Today, algas cultivation area consists of 1.

Chlorella was the first microalgae to be commercially cultivated beginning in the s and sold as a food supplement. More recently, well-funded ventures are attempting to develop commercial…. These will require huge investments to achieve necessary economies of scale. The eco-community building is linked to the algae building with a glass roof to produce bio-fuel, food and compost.


Aquamole is a guacamole dip made by blending fresh algae with yogurt, cream cheese, herbs, and guacamole spices for a savory green dip for crackers, chips and bread. Local food production avoids costs of transportation fuels and multi-level distribution along micdofarms value chain in the current food system.

A photobioreactor skin generates the necessary energy for all building operations: An experimental integrated spirulina microfarm is located in the far north, 3 km from the Normandy Coast.

Ecological communities can combine algae production and aquaculture with organic gardens.

Why Microfarms Are Emerging

Algae represent a productivity breakthrough An algae production system can be an environmentally sound green food machine. A global challenge to design visionary algae food and energy systems. Automated smart altae combined with modular growing systems may soon make it feasible to successfully xlgae algae microfarms and photobioreactors anywhere in the world without onsite expert personnel. 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.

Algae production farms for high value food and feed supplements, operating since the s, such as Earthrise Nutritionals in California and Cyanotech in Hawaii, ranged up to microfwrms hectares in area. Ecological communities can combine algae and aquaponics with organic gardens.

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Fresh can be kept refrigerated for only 4 days, guaranteeing frequent rebuys. Eco-Domaine Ferme de Bouquetot ecopya. Innovative, inexpensive and efficient small systems have been operating in villages in the developing world. Algae-based Wastewater Treatment 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.


Artist conceptions of large algae biofuel farms. Algae cultivation systems will handle these functions and more — all the environmental parameters needed wlgae grow algae, such as water quality, nutrient levels, pH, dissolved solids, culture density, temperature, microfars and so on.

October 30, AlgaeIndustryMagazine. Staying small — the first microfarms are growing spirulina algae Parallel to large scale commercial farms has been the evolution of village scale algae systems, primarily in the developing world in Africa and Asia.

Other microalgae have even higher productivity. Algae scientists balance system ecology to keep out weed algae and zooplankton algae eaters without using pesticides or herbicides.

Part 4 Over the past 30 years, many people have asked how they can grow algae themselves allgae their own back yard. On a small land area, a community could meet a algaee of its food requirements from algae, freeing cropland for community recreation or reforestation.

Large-scale business models require algae experts and PhDs on location, with expensive staffing and sophisticated infrastructure. In fact, small-scale algae farming has been tested for 30 years all over the world. Laurent Lecesve in Normandy, France. Each year, local demand for Spiruline La Capitelle spirulinelacapitelle.

Algae are being grown in outdoor ponds, greenhouses, photo bioreactors, fermenters and hybrid systems combining bioreactors and ponds.