Project: Algoland – Mussel farming and sustainable feed from algae and mussels
The Algoland project "Mussel farming and sustainable feed from algae and mussels" finds sustainable solutions to societal challenges. With Linnaeus University at its core, Algoland encompasses a community of knowledge from key stakeholders in the fight for our planet.
Facts about the project
Project manager Elin Lindehoff Other project members Catherine Legrand (Co-PI), Hanna Farnelid, Fredrik Svensson, Lina Mattsson Quyen Nham, Caroline Littlefield, Laura Bas Conn, Christien Laber, Anders Månsson, Joacim Rosenlund, Javier Alegria Participating organizations Linnaeus University, Kalmar Energi Financier KK-stiftelsen, EcoChange, FORMAS, Familjen Kamprads stiftelse, Kalmar Kommun, Växjö Kommun, Kalmar Energi, Swedish Agro, WSP, SMA mineral, Voxtorps garden, Energimyndigheten, Stiftelsen lantbruksforskning, Kretslopp Sydost Timetable Subject Ecology (Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences) Research group Algoland – Algal Solutions for Air, Water, Industry and Society, Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications Knowledge environment Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Water
More about the project
Location: Voxtorp Farm, Ljungbyholm Algae, produced to recycle nutrient and carbon dioxide and blue mussels that restore our coastal waters are tested as feed for egg laying hens. We are running feeding trials at Voxtorps gård, where mussel meal and algae are tested as protein source and mussel shells as a source of calcium in the hens' feed. Safety and quality of the eggs are monitored to see if locally produced algae and blue mussels are the sustainable feed of the future.
Blue mussels in the Baltic Sea naturally feed on algae, thereby acting as nutrient sinks for the heavily eutrophic Baltic Sea. Mussel harvesting can be seen as a natural resource for nutrient reduction.