Spirulina Farming in New Zealand


N​ew Zealand has been abuzz for the past couple of years with the promise of Asparagopsis and its role in the future of methane reduction. But that’s not the only game in town.

Spirulina farming could form the backbone of a new primary industry sector worth more than $100 million a year – with help from a significant investment by the country’s Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures fund (SFF Futures).

SFF Futures and NZ Algae Innovations, Ltd. are co-investing more than half a million dollars to assess the viability of larger-scale production of spirulina. Tahi Spirulina co-owner Benoit Guieysse discusses the project and introduces us to the quickly growing market for Kiwi spirulina.

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