Algae have great potential to play a role in food production since they contain carbohydrates, proteins and vegetable oils, in particular omega-3 fatty acids. This makes them a great source of animal and fish feed—a fact that has not escaped the world’s food producers as they try to meet increasing global demand.
Many of today’s algae companies are readying themselves to meet that demand in food markets, while simultaneously preparing to enter fuel, fertilizer, pharmaceutical, and other markets.
One example can be found it today’s Biofuels Digest. Jim Lane explains how a recent investment in one algae company is bringing together two of the largest food conglomerates in the world.