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What some may see as a problem, we see as an unrealised opportunity

Australian Phytoplankton

Derived from the Greek words phyto (plant) and plankton (made to wander or drift), phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that live in watery environments, both salty and fresh. Like land plants, phytoplankton have chlorophyll to capture sunlight, and they use photosynthesis to turn it into chemical energy. They consume carbon dioxide, and release oxygen. 
If ever there were a perfect environment for growing algae Australia would certainly be a location on the top of the list. With its pristine clean waters, abundant sunshine, warm climate and vast swathes of land its no wonder Australia is fast becoming the "go to" place for high quality phytoplankton.
 
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Algae For Cosmetics

Algae have been used as a healing balm or what we might term in modern vernacular, "cosmetic", for thousands of years. Many algae species have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and have been used  to treat various skin disorders. The ancient Romans used them to treat wounds, burns and rashes, and the Ancient Egyptians used algae as a skin tonic for the Pharos. With over 25,000 different species identified the uses in the cosmetic industry are almost unlimited.
One of the most notable properties of algae in cosmetics, is its ability to instantly hydrate, condition and tighten the skin.  Many algae also contain antioxidants, meaning it can protect your skin from free radicals that cause premature aging.
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Algae For Nutraceuticals

In today's fast-paced world, getting the right balance of essential minerals and nutrients in our diet is getting more difficult. An increasing number of people are turning to nature's super foods, like algae, to meet this need.
Several of the most common microalgal pigments (chlorophyll, β-carotene, astaxanthin and lutein) are beneficial to human health, possessing cancer prevention properties and functioning as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Nutritious polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega3, also proliferate in many algal species, providing essential fatty acids necessary for cardiovascular, ocular, and neurological health.
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Algae for Functional Food and Beverage

Global demand for macroalgal and microalgal foods and beverages are growing at a rapid pace, and algae are increasingly being consumed for functional benefits beyond the traditional application of capsule and tablet. There is a growing interest in algae derivatives as additives in food and beverage to gain the nutritional benefits algae affords.
These Algae derivatives span a wide range of culinary and cultural considerations, from professional sports drinks and smoothies to vegan cuisine, a dressing for your salad or a delicious dessert. As awareness of the benefits of algae grow so will new uses for it in functional food and beverage. It could easily be said that the possibilities in this sector are endless.
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Current Projects

  • Australian Algae Farm
    With a plentiful supply of water and an exceptional number of sunny days in our location, you could not ask for a better...
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