Swedish Algae Factory Engineers Diatoms

  Algae Europe December 2022

Swedish Algae Factory (SAF) was co-founded in 2016 by Professor Angela Wulff of Gothenburg University and Sofie Allert, along with a research team that has over 100 years of combined experience in diatom research and engineering.

SAF cultivates their own algae, based on a circular economic mindset where carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorus emissions are converted into valuable products. Their diatoms are then used for cosmetics and solar panels, as well as environmentally friendly and low-cost wastewater treatment.

In this video, CEO Sofie Allert gives a tour of their facility on Sweden’s west coast, demonstrating technology that employs a controlled algae bloom. By 2030 their goal is to have many Swedish Algae Factories up and running worldwide, contributing to a more sustainable industry.

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