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Cosmos-Satreps project gearing Malaysia up for microalgae

September 5, 2018
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Cosmos-Satreps project advisor Dr. Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din said Malaysia was working closely with Japan to carry out research and development to cultivate microalgae commercially. NSTP/Pix courtesy of www.cosmos-satreps.my

Adrian David reports from Kuala Nerus in New Straits Times that Malaysia wants to tap into the US$1.25 billion (RM5 billion) a year global microalgae consumption industry. Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Cosmos-Satreps project advisor Dr. Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din said Malaysia was working closely with Japan to carry out research and development to cultivate microalgae commercially.

Satreps is the “science and technology research partnership for sustainable development,” while Cosmos is the “continuous operation system for microalgae production optimized for sustainable tropical aquaculture.”

The Cosmos-Satreps project, under a Malaysia-Japan initiative, costs RM12 million ($3mil USD) over a five-year period from 2016. Among the species of microalgae being looked into are nannochloropsis, tetraselmis, chaetoceros, oscillatoria, phaedodactylum and isochrysis.

“Owing to rising healthcare costs and an aging population, there is great demand in the global nutraceutical market towards a healthy lifestyle, the consumption of health foods and looking beautiful,” said Dr. Mohamed Shariff, who is UPM’s fish pathology research fellow.

He added that UPM, in collaboration with Dr. Norio Nagao of Japan’s Soka University, was able to design energy-efficient and mass-culture photobioreactors to produce high-value microalgae. “The microalgae are produced from recycled nutrients of aquaculture pond sludge for the environmental protection of rivers and seas from pollution.

“These microalgae are used as fish feed, water treatment, antioxidants and anticancer agents,” he said at the 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Biotechnology held in conjunction with the 1st Satreps-Cosmos International Symposium at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu in Gong Badak.

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