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Detail of 'BIOCOIL' tubular photobioreactor at Murdoch University

Algae & Seagrass Research Group
- Murdoch University

Microalgae Producers
(Dunaliella salina, Spirulina, Haematococcus, Chlorella)

Cognis Nutrition and Health (Australia) - World's largest producer of natural beta-carotene and beta-carotene-rich algal powder from Dunaliella salina cultured at Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia and Whyalla, South Australia.

Cyanotech Corporation (USA) - Produce Spirulina and astaxanthin from Haematococcus at their plant at Kona, Hawaii.

Earthrise (USA) - Largest US producer of high quality Spirulina at their plant at Calipatria, California.

Martek Biosciences Corp. (USA)

Microgaia Corp. (USA, Japan) - Produce Haematocuccus in Hawaii using a proprietary dome-shaped photobioreactor farm.

Reed Mariculture Inc (USA) - Supplyer of algal concentrates (slurries etc) to the aquaculture industry.

Siam Algae Co., Ltd. (Thailand) - Spirulina producer.

Taiwan Chlorella (Taiwan) - Chlorella and Chorella extracts producer. Main production plant is now on Hainan Island, PR China.

Microalgae Sites

Micro*scope - Microbes were the only living things for most of the history of the Earth. Over 3.5 billion years ago they began the process of transforming this planet, making it habitable for those of us who came later. Bacteria and protists remain the dominant players in most known ecosystems. The numbers of bacteria and protists in the world is staggering - a single teaspoonful of sea water contains millions of bacteria and thousands of protists. The study of microbial communities is essential if we are to understand and manage the world around us and such studies prepare us for the exploration for life on other planets. This site has images of microbes, classification schemes, descriptions of organisms, talks and other educational resources to improve awareness of the biodiversity of our microbial partners.

Plankton.Net - [Micro*scope mirror site]

The Phycology.Net - an Internet Portal from Scientists for Scientists Presenting Information about Diversity of Algae

PhycoTech Links Page - Links to a range of sites and resources on microalgae


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