A new crop of algae that grows in ponds is being touted as a viable alternative to fishmeal, the primary food for fish and crustaceans in aquaponic systems.
The algae is capable of surviving on nutrient-rich water for several years and can also be grown in containers for storage.
The algae has been shown to be capable of being grown on land in many environments, from urban areas to the Caribbean.
But aquaponica is more than just algae.
It also includes soil and plant-based products, and the aquaponists are also using it as a way to create biofuel and carbon sequestration.
I am now very interested in aquaculture.
I think the use of algae as a feedstock can be used for sustainable agriculture.
If we can figure out how to do it, it could be a great way to grow food in an eco-system, said Mark Gurney, founder of Aquaculture Ireland, an Irish aquaculturist who has worked in the US and UK with algae for years.
He said that the algae can be grown and grown with minimal inputs of fertilisers and pesticides.
“There is no doubt that it is a good feedstock for aquacultural farming,” he said.
“It is easy to grow and grow in a pond, in a well-drained pond.”
The aquaponist’s interest in aquaprojects stems from the fact that they produce a huge amount of food.
We do not produce a lot of food for aquaponieres, he said, and aquaponies are a way for us to get the food that we need.
“The algae in aqua-plants is much better suited to the feedstock environment than fishmeal or fishmeal-based feedstock,” he explained.
In addition to algae, the algae is also used in the production of paper, paper products and plastic.
The growing and processing of algae for food is a highly scientific process that involves a lot more than simply growing the algae in a tank.
Aquaculture is a huge industry in Ireland, with a global footprint of more than $3 billion.
Its members range from the UK to Brazil to Canada.
As well as providing a way of producing food, aquaponically grown food is also a way into the climate system, providing energy to plants and providing water for fish.
The algae industry has been gaining momentum in recent years, with new products from the US such as Doxyce, which is a synthetic cellulose derived from algae, and EZLion, which uses algae for the production and storage of biofuels.
Gurney said that there are two types of algae, one that can be harvested and processed into biomass, and another that can produce a wide variety of plant-derived products.
“Aquaponics can be a solution for a wide range of feedstocks, including food crops and animal feedstocks,” he told The Irish Time.
He said that he hopes to use the algae produced in Ireland to supply energy for the UK, as well as for biofuel production.