Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 7

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 7

Growing local food in community gardens and urban farms is a popular and growing trend. Because urban space is limited and valuable, some entrepreneurs are transforming old warehouses and even underground spaces into indoor farms…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 6

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 6

How will growing algae change the world and improve our lives? Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic skins and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and energy for urban citizens…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 5

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 5

Algae are being grown in outdoor ponds, greenhouses, photo bioreactors, fermenters and hybrid systems combining bioreactors and ponds. As new technologies and systems arrive, algae microfarming will be less costly…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 4

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 4

Over the past 30 years, many people have asked how they can grow algae themselves in their own back yard. The good news is that small scale algae farming has been tested for 30 years…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 3

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 3

Since the 1980s, French charitable and non-governmental organizations have been building and operating small spirulina algae systems in Africa and Asia using appropriate technology and developing simple and effective growing and processing systems…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 2

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 2

Spirulina has been adopted by village farms in the developing world. As a supplement, spirulina offers remarkable benefits for undernourished people, especially children, with a long historical record…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 1

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 1

Over the past 40 years, worldwide algae companies have produced high value food and feed products, supplements and nutraceuticals. More recently, well-funded ventures are attempting to develop commercial…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 6

The Future of Algae, Pt. 6

Imagine living in cities where buildings are covered with green photosynthetic membranes and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food for urban citizens. Imagine greening desert coastlines, producing for millions of people…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 5

The Future of Algae, Pt. 5

How will algae production be designed into future landscapes, buildings and communities? What will they look like and how will they work? Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, architects, designers, visionaries, builders, students…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 4

The Future of Algae, Pt. 4

How will algae production be designed into future landscapes, buildings and communities? What will they look like and how will they work? Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, architects, designers, visionaries…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 3

The Future of Algae, Pt. 3

What are the best designs, engineering and systems to work effectively and economically on a community scale or distributed model? Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, engineers, systems designers, builders, students and teams to develop working…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 2

The Future of Algae, Pt. 2

Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, chefs, cooks, food developers, algae eaters, students and teams to create menus, new foods and food products incorporating algae as a featured ingredient. Algae food products are widely available now….

The Future of Algae, Pt. 1

The Future of Algae, Pt. 1

Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic membranes and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and bioproducts for urban citizens. Imagine greening desert coastlines and producing…