Essential Fatty Acids and Herb

Because of this ability, much effort has been focused on the industrial cultivation of algae. The primary challenge has been how to do so cost efficiently in order to produce products that can compete with commodities derived from fossil fuels and land crops such as diesel and bio-jet, chemicals, food ingredients and animal feed.

Commercial algae production is currently restricted to a few species that are able to survive in extreme environments that ward off predator and competitive species and produce products of high value, primarily in health food applications.

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