Producing Azolla biomass for a large scale production of proteins and raw materials for food and non-food purposes

Large scale aquatic farming of the fresh-water fern Azolla offers a sustainable alternative for the production of proteins for the food and feed industry and for raw materials input into the chemical industry. Moreover, it offers great business opportunities, both for farmers and industry.

The worldwide increasing demand for food, feed, energy and industrial products threatens natural ecosystems and global climate. Policy makers, industry and the scientific community are all challenged to seek solutions to mitigate anthropogenic carbon emissions, to increase biomass production worldwide and reduce the environmental effects of industrial production at the same time.

Project Type

Pathfinder – Explores relevant climate arenas to identify and prioritise innovation opportunities

Lead Partner
Project Location

The Netherlands

Project Start Date
October 2013

Developing a bio-economy