Algae and Climate: Final Report

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch


  • Fulltext

    Final published version, 5.61 MB, PDF document

  • Rianne van Duinen
  • Cloé Rivière
  • Pierre Strosser
  • Jan Wilco Dijkstra
  • Sergio Rios
  • Stefania Luzzi
  • Annette Bruhn
  • Mette Olaf Nielsen
  • Cordula Göke
  • Milani Bhagya Samarasinghe
  • Elisabeth Chassé
  • Nielsen, Cecilie Heide
  • Thomsen, Marianne
The study builds on an extensive literature review, a survey, and in-depth interviews to investigate the potential of 10 microalgae and macroalgae production systems in contributing to animal feed requirements in the EU. It summarizes the current state of knowledge in terms of biomass, nutritional yields, costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report also compares production systems against land-based crops (e.g. soya) with similar nutritional properties. Finally, it assesses the EU potential for algae production that could be supported by current CO2 point-source emissions and that could contribute to (today and in the future) animal’s feed requirements. Overall, as algae production is an area where production and Research & Development are evolving in parallel, there is significant variability in values estimated for the criteria investigated. Follow-up research is required in particular on: additional macro- and microalgae species, as well as additional land-based production systems; postharvest processing to support upscaling of biomass production in a sustainable manner and to remove unwanted minerals; and improvement of nutritional value (e.g. digestibility and assimilation) of cultivable algae for animals.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPublication Office of the European Union
Number of pages210
ISBN (Print)978-92-9405-011-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Number of downloads are based on statistics from Google Scholar and

No data available

ID: 361593784