To sum up, microalgae are resources that despite having only a few micrometers in size, have many potentialities. They produce fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates, polymers… all this while sucking carbon dioxide, either from the atmosphere or straight from closeby power plants producing it. Their fat can be used to produce biofuel and they even leave amazing protein-rich leftovers which can be (and is already) used as food.
They grow quicker than terrestrial plants and produce the same amount of bioenergy using less space and water, as we’ve discussed above. Algae and microalgae can, therefore, be important on what concerns food security. They can contribute to reducing the negative environmental (and even social) impacts happening around terrestrial food production, especially in developing countries.
roses are pretty and oak trees are impressive, but no other groups of “plants” have done so much, for so long, and, for so many as have the algae!
DQS is proudly contributing our small part to bring the full potential of micro-algae, Spirulina to the wide population. There are so much works to be done, but we believe with many little steps together we can win the fight against climate change.Original article: Are Microalgae The Missing Solution To Fight Climate Change? - André Gonçalves - Youmatter.world