Algal Food Biotechnology

Algal biomass may offer significant potential for future supply of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates for the food sustainability and security. Macro and micro-algae cultivation, bio-discovery and bioprocessing are rapidly growing sources of new products and industries, influencing research and development of contemporary technologies and policies. However, its sustainability from an economic perspective and at the commercial scale is still in its infancy. Hence, algal bioprocessing has been initiated to develop, optimize, evaluate and demonstrate innovative sustainable processes for the production of food supplements, biochemicals and nutraceuticals from algal biomass.