Opportunities for an expanded algal industry in Australia


What opportunities does algal farming offer and what problems might it help address? This report synthesises the discussion between a diverse group of scientists, entrepreneurs, experienced government policymakers and futurists who met in November 2016 to examine the current activities, expectations and possibilities in the micro-algae and macro-algae (seaweeds) industry. Six recommendations are proposed including developing a detailed plan to apply algal technology to minimisation of nutrient runoff into the Great Barrier Reef, through scaling up pilot projects in its catchments.

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