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Successful Algal Applications in Aquaculture

Gemma Hyland
26 June 2013, at 1:00am

GERMANY - Microalgae have been of major interest for producing biofuels in the last decade. Recently, development and focus was changed towards the use of microalgae in the food, feed, materials and chemical sectors as well.

The potential of micro algae and aquatic biomass is enormous. The developments follow each other in rapid succession.

Microalgae contain high amounts of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates, which all can be used for different markets. Worldwide basic research, pilot and demonstration projects are developed.

The industry is working on the basic aspects to make commercial production of microalgae possible.

During the 7th International Algae Congress in Hamburg, many developments in the agricultural and aquacultural field will be shown by presentations of the larger projects inside and outside Europe.

Sessions will address: Biodiversity, Bio-analytics, production systems, processing, aquaculture, agriculture and food applications. Speakers will be industry representatives as well as leading algae researchers and practitioners.

The congress program together with the information market and poster presentations will give a clear insight into the latest technological innovations, the economic outlook and the international developments in the algae industry.

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