WHAT IS ALGAE


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  • Algae are simple plants that don’t have leaves, roots or stem;
  • Microalgae include both Cyano-bacteria similar to bacteria;
  • formerly called blue-green algae as well as green, brown and red algae;
  • Unicellular organism and has a nucleus inside membrane;
  • Algae can be grown using water resources such as brackish-, sea-, and wastewater;
  • Unsuitable for cultivating agricultural crops

 

Most microalgae grow through photosynthesis – by converting sunlight, CO2 and a few nutrients, including nitrogen and phosphorous, into material known as biomass. This is called “autotrophic” growth. Other algae can grow in the dark using sugar or starch (called “heterotrophic” growth), or even combine both growth modes (called “mixotrophic” growth).


CURRENT WORLD ISSUES

17 Billion People On Planet Earth By 2050!

Hunger, malnutrition, waste water as well as energy and food crisis are threatening populations in many parts of the world. ALGAETECH’s focus is to develop Algae Technology to contribute to a sustainable economy for FOOD & ENERGY.



Energy

Nature

Food

Population



SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION OF FOOD & ENERGY



Algae consumes CO2 and releases oxygen into the air and converts energy into carbon, lipid and protein.

Algae are very diverse and found almost everywhere on the planet. They play an important role in many ecosystems, including providing the foundation for the aquatic food chains supporting all fisheries in the oceans and inland, as well as producing about 70 percent of all the air we breathe.

Most of the world’s oxygen comes from the ocean.

About 70% of Earth’s oxygen is produces by ALGAE, which also removes most of the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


WHY ALGAE

  • Algae thrive in nutrient-rich waters like municipal waste waters (sewage), animal wastes and some industrial effluents, while purifying them at the same time.

  • Algae can be cultivated to produce a variety of products for large to small markets: plastics, chemical feedstock, lubricants, fertilizers, and even cosmetics

  • Algae can double their numbers every few hours, can be harvested daily, and have the potential to produce large volumes of biomass.

  • Algae store energy in the form of oils and carbohydrates.

  • Algae is grown using sunlight, absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) as they grow, release oxygen (O2) for the rest of us to breathe.

  • Algae cultivation uses  lands that are unsuitable for traditional agriculture.

CAN ALGAE SAVE THE WORLD?

FEBRUARY 2016

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Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA 2016)

Location: ADNEC, Abu Dhabi
Date: 16 – 17 February 2016
Booth: Malaysia BioNexus Pavillion
Speaker: Dato’ Paduka Syed Isa Syed Alwi
Title: Precision Agriculture – Protein for the Future
Slot: 16.35 – 17.20 , Parallel Sessions 2,  Aquaculture                                                    

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GREEN WALKATHON 2016

Location: Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia
Date: 28 February 2016

APRIL 2016

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European Algae Biomass Conference

Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 20 – 21 April 2016
Speaker: Dato’ Paduka Syed Isa Syed Alwi