|Algae: The Super Organism|
Algae are ancient, one or multiple-celled microorganisms and plants. They excel at photosynthesis, growing faster than any other food crop or renewable energy source. With the right balance of light, dark and carbon dioxide and other nutrients, algae cells can double every 12 hours.
These prolific growers remove carbon dioxide from the air and convert it, yielding at least five times as much usable material, or biomass, than other source. And they do so without consuming land that could be used for food production or endangered species habitats. Because algae thrive on rainfall, even wastewater, they avoid using water that could be used for drinking.
While over hundreds of thousands of strains of algae exist — everything from seaweed to the varieties that grow in neighborhood ponds — the most productive strains produce more biomass than others — resulting in larger amounts of algal oil and meal. They are nearly impervious to pests, disease, competing algal strains and toxins. In addition, they can tolerate greater temperature fluctuations.
Aquatic Energy’s proprietary strains of algae are super-productive species. As a result, the unique characteristics found in Aquatic's algal oil optimize its purity and easy application in a variety of fuels, foods and nutritional supplements.