In the search for alternative protein sources microalgae may play an important role. The productivity of algae is high and they do not compete for expensive land with the production of food or feed. Furthermore, algae in general contain up to 50% proteins which, upon relevant processing, can be a potential source for food, feed and non-food applications. However, research in this field is not extensive and specific protein applications are not known. Our current research objectives include:
1.Overview of the market and business opportunities
2.Development of a sustainable algae protein production chain: Relation between natural algae harvest technology and nutrient or biomass conversion yields
Original languageDutch
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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