Algae – Resource of the future
species of algae
of oxygen produced by algae
cell in most algae
Properties of algae
Not only is the range of algae species huge, but their properties are also extremely diverse. This diversity enables a wide variety of applications. Depending on the species and cultivation conditions, algae can have the following compositions:
Up to 70% proteins with all essential amino acids
Up to 75% lipids and therefore the perfect substitute for fish oil or diesel
Omega-3 fatty acids
Algae are the original source of all DHA and EPA fatty acids
Chlorophyll, carotenes such as beta-carotene and astaxanthin, xanthophylls, and biliproteins
Vitamins and trace elements
High levels of almost all vitamins as well as elements like calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.
Antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant
How to produce algae
Algae can be cultivated extremely efficiently. We use large, open ponds for this purpose. The advantages compared to cultivating land plants (agriculture!) are enormous.