What is microalgae?
Microalgae are like small single celled plants, living in fresh or saltwater. They use light as their primary energy source. Despite their small size, microalgae dominate the world’s oceanic biomass. You will find microalgae everywhere you find water and they are essential to both marine and freshwater ecosystems.
… microalgae produce 50 % of the worlds oxygen?
… there are over 50,000 scientifically described species of microalgae, but only a few have been explored commercially?
Cultivation of microalgae
MicroA cultivates microalgae in closed systems (photobioreactors) in temperature-controlled rooms. This ensures products of the highest quality possible with no external contamination and maximises the growth and productivity of the microalgae.
Cultivation of microalgae is all about finding the correct mix of nutrients, light, temperature and carbon dioxide (yes, microalgae consumes CO2 for growth!). After cultivation is complete MicroA refines the microalgae to a finished product. The processing steps vary depending on the microalgae species and intended application of the end-product.