The microalgae farming
Microalgae farming is obtaining an increasing prominence. World production is estimated at 5,000 tons of dry microalgae. Its economics arise from its composition, rich in protein and highly digestible carbohydrates, with a fat fraction that can reach 70% of its dry weight. This makes them particularly interesting from a nutritional standpoint. Other valuable components present in microalgae are vitamins (A, B, C, E), provitamins and pigments such as chlorophyll, carotenoids (astaxanthin, beta-carotene, lutein) and phycobiliproteins, all of great commercial interest.
ALGALIMENTO bets on this innovating sector in the Canary Islands, an ideal place for its development, given its mild climate all year round, its sea and its sun, as well as its strategic location. Being a benchmark of future developments, more ambitious and at a larger industrial scale, arises a potential viableactivityfor territories such asthe Canary Islands.
ALGALIMENTO currently offers its products based on microalgae aiming aquaculture, aquariums needs animal and humans food. It is open to collaborate with other companies in the food industry, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical for the development of high value-added products.
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