Algae Related Information

1) Introduction to the Potential of Algae:

a) Why the world needs more algae, not less by DW Planet A, Jul 2, 2021.

b) How fast-growing algae could enhance growth of food crops by Princeton University, MAY 19, 2022
A new study provides a framework to boost crop growth by incorporating a strategy adopted from a fast-growing species of green algae. The algae, known as Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, contain an organelle called the pyrenoid that speeds up the conversion of carbon, which the algae absorb from the air, into a form that the organisms can use for growth.

c) The Use of Algae in Fish Feeds as Alternatives to Fishmeal by Lucy Towers, 25 November 2013

d) Algae Farm Cost Model: Considerations for Photobioreactors Y Zhu DB Anderson SB Jones, October 2018

e) Potential of microalgae as a sustainable feed ingredient for aquaculture, 20 November 2021

f) Making algae can get expensive. Innovations aim to bring costs down, 17 February 2020 by Bonnie Waycott
The Responsible Seafood Advocate supports the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) mission to advance responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances.

g) Fish, Algae, and Oysters: The Winning Trio in Aquaculture, November 28, 2019

h), How fast-growing algae could enhance growth of food crops

2) Algae Market Size and Expected Growth Estimates:

a) AlliedMarket Stevers: The global spirulina market was valued at $393.6 million in 2019, and is projected to reach $897.61 million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 10.5% from 2020 to 2027.

b) Meticulous Market Research: Spirulina Market to Reach $730.3 Million by 2028

c)  Current Status of the Algae Production Industry in Europe: An Emerging Sector of the Blue Bioeconomy

d) Bloomberg: Algae Market Potentially Worth $320 Billion Draws Honda, Eneos, Jan 24, 2022

3) Algae Tech Companies:

a) Pond Tech, Markham, Ontario, developed a bioreactor for algae growth which uses LEDs to grow 24 hours a day.

b) Algae Capital, Naaldwijk, Netherlands, grows algae in tubes within a greenhouse.

c) Larssen Greenhouse Consulting Ltd, Burlington, ON, build grows omega algae greenhouses systems.

d) Global Algae Innovations, Lithue, Hawaii, grows algae in open ponds, and recently won the X-Prize.

e) Algae Companies and Other Organizations attending the 2022 ALGAE BIOMASS SUMMIT.

4) Investors who recently invested in algae company’s:

a) InvestEco, Toronto, ON, invests in North American companies which promote health and sustainability in the food & agricultural sector.

b) Next Level Ventures, Des Moines, IA, Invests in fintech and creative technologies in a variety of industries

c) SOSV. Princeton, NJ, fund visionary, deep tech founders who aim to deliver a radically beneficial impact on human and planetary health. 

d) Starlight Ventures, Miami, FL, invest early the brightest entrepreneurs using science and technology breakthroughs to achieve progress at scale.

e) Demeter, Paris, France, offers venture capital and private equity to support the ecological transition.

f) Collsborative Fund, New York, NY, is a leading source of capital for entrepreneurs pushing the world forward.

g) Third Nature, London, GB, support entrepreneurs at each stage of growth to maximize impact through the transformation of markets.


5) Some Experts in the Algae Industry:

a) Dr. Rebecca White. Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization who is hosting the 2022 ALGAE BIOMASS SUMMIT on October 3-28, 2022.

b) Dr. Ira “Ike” Levine from University of Southern Maine manages the Aglae Education Foundation.

c) Charles Greene, Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University and member of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC).

6) Some companies in algae industry:

a) Pondtech

b) Algae Capital

c) Larssen Greenhouse Consulting

d) Global Algae Innovations won a $1,000,000 carbon removal Xprize for their algae-related technology and proposed scale-up.

6) Demonstration Centre for Carbon Tech including Algae-related Innovations: Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre.

7) Modeling and decision-making software

a) Enermetrics – Enermetrics compares hundreds of energy technologies to identify the optimal combination of solutions for your goals.

b) RETScreen by NRCan – RETScreen® Clean Energy Management Software platform enables low-carbon planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

8) Some articles about the food crisis and algae

a) World Food Program: A global food crisis – 2022: a year of unprecedented hunger
As many as 828 million people go to bed hungry every night, the number of those facing acute food insecurity has soared – from 135 million to 345 million – since 2019. A total of 50 million people in 45 countries are teetering on the edge of famine.

b) BBC: Microalgae is rich in protein, amino acids, fatty acids, and vitamins. Should we all be eating it?

c) Global Algae: Large-scale algae farming with Global Algae Innovations’ suite of advanced technologies.
 (The founder of global Algae indicated to me that 1 large algae farm mentioned on this page would  would be about 10,000 acres in size.)

9. Water crisis causing food shortages:

a) EuroNews: ‘We don’t have water’: Here’s what it’s like living through Europe’s driest summer in memory

b) Politico: The [American] Southwest is bone dry. Now, a key water source is at risk.

c) Politico: Climate change and worsening drought have driven water stores to dangerous lows. Now the federal government is telling states to drastically cut back.

d) Worldvision: Global water crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

e) Deutsche Welle (DW) Documentary (2nd in series): What happens when our water dries up?Aug 17, 2022
f) Deutsche Welle (DW) Documentary: The fight for water (1st in series) | DW Documentary, Aug 10, 2022  
g) 30 second segment from the DW Documentary about the Fight for Water, Aug 10, 2022 about what happens to a town the runs out of water….
h) Shown here quick summary of expected migration when 3 billion people live outside the band of a livable environment by 2070: Many people will move north, which I think means that hundreds of millions of people will be moving to Canada, whether they are invited or not.  See this segment of the DW Documentary about the Fight for Water, Aug 10, 2022