Nutrient-rich microalgae set to become cheaper

By Noli Dinkovski

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Spirulina usage has so far been limited due to its high production cost
Spirulina usage has so far been limited due to its high production cost

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A green microalgae rich in protein, iron, vitamins and antioxidants is set to become more affordable thanks to a French start-up team.

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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