After many decades of research into microalgae as an important raw material for food, feed and fish farming the cost aspect remains the main bottleneck. The potential of micro-algae and aquatic biomass is huge, but what solutions are there for hands to earn back the high costs?
Microalgae contain large amounts of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates, all of which can be used for different high end applications. Residual products can be sold as biofuels, reducing the cost of production. Biorefinery can ensure that quality products can be isolated and after that sold. Currently, many eyes are the biorefinery process and the developments aimed to obtain financial viable applications. During the 8th International Algae Congress these developments will be discussed.
The 8th International Algae Congress in Belgium will also address new developments in algae production and harvesting. Most ongoing projects utilize the classical biotechnology method. The cultivation of algae with CO2 and a food source. What possibilities does the new biotechnology ring to algae cultivation? Are we going to algae grow in the dark in the future as to reduce costs? During the congress themes such as aquaculture, Non food products, nuclear contamination and upscaling will be discussed.
The 8th International Algae Congress will take place in Belgium on 2 and 3 December 2014. More information on the website: www.algaecongress.com
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