It’s sometimes easy to forget that algae can be used for an incredible range of products and processes. When we talk about the range of fuels algae can produce we shouldn’t ignore the fact that the oils, proteins and carbohydrates in the organisms can be much more valuable on a per ton basis in many other markets.
Good algae entrepreneurs aren’t letting the opportunities get by them. This week Crain’s Detroit Business writes how one company’s initial focus on using algae to treat wastewater opened up access to a market for algae-based animal feed supplements.
It’s worth the read to learn how versatile algae technologies can be, and for an example of how disruptive they could be to countless markets once companies have operations up and running.