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Algae Production

Algae Production

Algae are organisms that grow in aquatic environments and use light and carbon dioxide (CO2) to produce biomass. Plants are relatively undifferentiated and have no true roots and leaves. Algae can be divided into two categories: larger multicellular macroalgae (seaweeds) and smaller unicellular microalgae (phytoplankton). They both get their nutrients directly from seawater and rely on sunlight to generate energy through photosynthesis. There is growing interest in studying the role of macroalgae and microalgae in ecosystems and their potential to provide solutions to a range of global problems. Algae are also important producers of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Many species of algae have applications in food, dairy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial. Due to its high oil content and fast biomass production, algae are considered a potential good source for biofuel production. Algae is used as one of the important medical sources due to its antioxidant, anticancer, and antiviral properties.

Useful Substances Present in Algae

Table 1. Useful substances present in algae (Priyadarshani I, et al., 2012)

Natural substances present in algae Different compounds derived from algae
Pigments B-carotene, astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin, chlorophyll, phycocyanin, phycoerythrin, fucoxanthin
Carotenoids β-carotene
Polyunsaturated fatty acids DHA, EPA, ARA, GAL
Vitamins Biotin, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, pantothenate, folic acid
Antioxidants Catalases, polyphenols, superoxide dismutase, tocopherols
Other Antimicobial, antifungal, antiviral agents, toxins, aminoacids, proteins, sterols, MAAs for light protection.

Our Services

CD BioSciences provides customers with cost-effective standard algal culture services with research quality. Every project we undertake is carried out in accordance with the service quality standards specified by the customer. CD BioSciences has a staff of formally trained and qualified physiologists with extensive practical experience in algae production systems design and algae culture.

  • Algae Production Systems Design
    Our algal production systems R&D funded by the Advanced Algal Systems Program focuses on a variety of algal culture systems. Cultivation systems must minimize resource use and cost while maximizing productivity.
  • Algae Culture
    Our algae cultures strategies include:
    • Crop protection
    • Water and nutrient management
    • Ecosystem design
    • Lighting optimization
    • Temperature management
    • Seasonal inheritance
  • Biomass Characterization
    The basic composition of algae varies widely between strains and compared to plants. Understanding the biomass characteristics of algae at different stages of the growth cycle is critical for developing cultivation management strategies, downstream processes, and final products.

Algae Applications

Algae Applications

  • Aquaculture and feed
  • Reducing ruminant methane emissions
  • Climate change interventions (e.g., reducing ocean acidification, carbon capture)
  • Conservation and bioremediation
  • Pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals, including polysaccharide products (e.g., agar, carrageenan, alginates)
  • Biomaterials (e.g., fabrics, plastic substitutes, bandages, bone matrix)
  • Growing and harvesting sea vegetables
  • Biofuels

CD BioSciences is a professional service provider for the marine biology industry. Our algae production services can help you determine the value of your sample and its best use. We provide our customers with the most precise ingredient data and highly informed process expertise. Our team of biomass experts plays a key role in the formulation, optimization and commercial evaluation of biomass value-added processes in industry and academia. If necessary, please feel free to contact us.


  • Priyadarshani I, Rath B. Commercial and industrial applications of micro algae–A review[J]. Journal of Algal Biomass Utilization, 2012, 3(4): 89-100.

Please kindly note that our services can only be used to support research purposes (Not for clinical use).

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