With an increasing world population and a consequent growing demand for food, new sources of food and feed materials are urgently required. Microalgae is one of the novel proteins that has potential to help bridge that gap without concurrent pressure on land use and without increasing the use of petrochemical-based resources. Its protein content is particularly high.
However, microalgae as a resource remains underdeveloped and underexploited. This means research projects are a necessity in order to help provide a realistic, reliable alternative to existing sources.
ForFarmers is partner in the MULTI-STR3AM project which is designed to overcome the barriers mentioned above. Ultimately, the MULTI-STR3AM project aims to create a roadmap for establishing economically viable microalgae production and exploration, preserving resources and contributing to the EU’s circular economy goals.