Culture BioSystems' technology platforms addresses many of the challenges associated with traditional oils, such as price volatility and negative environmental impacts.
Our technology enables the ability to organically grow the algae in a system that minimizes contamination from other algae strains while still being low cost. Therefore, we believe that the algae grown from our cultivation platform can address the needs of the market areas including nutraceuticals, feeds, fuels, and nutrition.
Algae are rapidly growing organisms which contain oil, protein and carbohydrates in their biomass. After cultivation and harvesting, these algae components can be processed into final products for use by humans and animals.
Demand for natural health products, such as omega-3, is increasing globally. The principal current source of omega3, fish, consume algae oil which provides them with omega3. Thus, algae can be grown directly and cut out the “middle fish”. Additionally, algae can be grown to produce beta-carotene and astaxanthin.
Highly-enriched protein (with omega-3 fatty acids) found in algae is a good supplement for animal feed. Algae feeds can be used in the following farms and hatcheries:
- Hatcheries for fish and shrimp - Fresh algae significantly increases the yield from a hatchery relative to dry algae used as feed in the early stages of shrimp and fish hatcheries. With the FloatAlgae platform, hatcheries are able to grow low-cost fresh algae in a contained environment.
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- Chicken - There is increasing interest in supplementing the diet of chickens with algae due to improved performance as well as sustainability concerns. Algae grown using the FloatAlgae platform can provide a nutritious supplement at an affordable cost to the farmer.
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- Fish Farms
- Shellfish Farms
- Snail Farms
- Poultry Farms
Integrated algae companies and industrial companies in adjoining sectors (oil companies, CO2 emitters, phosphate mining companies) use the large FloatAlgae and LandAlgae platforms to produce scalable, low-cost algae for conversion into fuel.