Algalimento project, a pilot plant for cultivating microalgae. (Photo: ITC)
The Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) is promoting a project to develop new food products from microalgae biomass or their derivatives, which has just begun marketing the raw material for fish feed.
According to Sergio Cabrera, Development director of Grupo Satocan, one of the private partners involved in the project Algalimento, there is a market that is "quite interesting" for the raw material of fry breeding abroad.
Currently, commercial contacts are maintained in various Eastern European countries, Panama, Ecuador and Belgium, stated the entrepreneur.
Microalgae are rich in protein and highly digestible carbohydrates, and have a fatty fraction that can reach 70 per cent of its dry weight, which makes them particularly interesting...