Shown to be effective in fighting malnutrition and preventing cardiovascular disease, spirulina usage has been limited due to its high production cost.
However, the Spiris start-up from Université Paris-Saclay claimed to have developed technology that decreases the water consumption and land space needed for production.
Having built prototypes, it is now raising funds to build a large-scale demonstration to achieve proof of concept.
“We can provide affordable microalgae – not just a product for the elite,” said Spiris co-founder Bernard Sacy.
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