Marta Angela Bianchi
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The future supply and consumption of algae is expected to increase both in Sweden and globally, with great commercial potential. The project aimed to meet the need for increased knowledge about algae's environmental impact, nutritional quality and health effects. The results are useful as a guide to sustainable production and consumption of algae.
Publications from the project:
Excel tool to estimate greenhouse gas emission of longline farming of sugar kelp (Saccarina latissima). The tool can be obtained from Yannic Wocken.
The overall purpose of the project was to compile and evaluate current knowledge about algae, regarding environmental, nutritional and health effects. The project focused on species of algae of the highest relevance to European production and consumption. More specifically, the project aimed to:
Previous research led by RISE showed great variation in climate impact and nutrient quality between different seafoods. This research has received a great deal of attention. A common follow-up question has been how algae would perform in comparison with other seafood and terrestrial animals. The knowledge compilations from this project aimed to bring greater clarity to this, as well as to the question of how to optimize the production and processing of algae-based foods, from an environmental and health perspective.
Algae in a sustainable food system
1 500 000 SEK