How are they Solving it?
Microalgae as a live feed, or on a dry basis as a supplement for pellets, are the solution to fix this productive sector completely. But production is so limited, niche and expensive that it is actually impossible to meet the demand. In fact, only 0.7% of the demand from aquaculture is covered. At AlgaFeed we have been working on the solution for the past 16 years and we are ready to change this production constraint. Algafeed has worked on the production of a consortium of microalgae that, when incorporated into animal diets, have shown improvements in gut health and reduced mortality in juvenile tilapia, corals and ornamental fish, and improved conventional diets. Like other organisms, microalgae do not live alone, which is why we developed the patentable MBC technology, growing algae in partnership with other microorganisms, to obtain formulations of higher quality than those available on the market and with production costs up to 95% lower than those of a hatchery.