Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Microalgae Paste

The University of the Philippines Visayas developed a microalgae paste as an alternative source of larval feed especially when rations of live microalgae are insufficient. Microalgae paste was utilized for two production cycles in order to determine its acceptability and profitability compared with the conventional hatchery protocols. The program also developed proper packaging of the microalgae paste and determined its optimum shelf life. This has lowered the production and labor cost, increased the yield of algal paste from algal production systems from 1 kg/ton to 3 kg/ton of algal culture and reduced the production cost of algal paste by 10%.

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