Sustainable feed from algae

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

Partners from industry, academia and public servants address global environmental problems at a local level:

  • Use of fossil fuels
  • Climate change
  • CO2 emissions
  • Polluted water
  • Eutrophication

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.

The project is part of the research in the research group Marine phytoplankton ecology and applications, Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) and in Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Water