The cultivation of algae contributes to a sustainabe society. Algae can be used for the environmentally friendly production of raw materials and food, but also as waste processors.
Algae plants live in water, they are more than 3.6 million years old. Like other plants, they use photosynthesis to provide themselves with energy. By using sunlight, algae convert CO2 and water into oxygen and glucose and by doing that they purify the air around us. The algae in our oceans produce 70% of the oxygen in our atmosphere, and reduce the CO2 content in the air.
Together with LGem, I designed an application for using algae technology in a circular economy by producing Spirulina.
Spirulina is a superfood made from algae, and vital for good health. Spirulina contains 11 vitamins, 10 minerals and 18 amino acids. It contains more iron and protein than meat, more vitamin A, GLA and omega 3 fatty acids than fish, more vitamin E than wheat, and more carotene than fruits and vegetables. In addition, it is a rich source of anti-oxidants and stops aging.