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Algae and their constituents can be used for many different purposes. Some are extracted directly from the sea, others from plants in which algae are cultivated. Only about 160 species of algae are used industrially, including as food and for energy purposes. It is considered to have a high potential for solving some global problems.

In this module you will learn about the technical and biological aspects of growing algae. It also gives an impression of processing algae into valuable products such as biofuel and high value proteins.


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The world has to find solutions for some big problems like reducing CO2 en feeding all the people of the world.

Algae, as rather simple organisms, can be a solution for these huge problems.



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