By 2050 we will need to feed 10 billion people. That will require a 70 per cent increase in food production and a doubling of our energy supply, while decreasing our carbon footprint. Existing agricultural and industrial production systems are incapable of meeting these demands. Something radically different and incredibly efficient is needed right now.
Australia has among the highest levels of sunlight in the world, plenty of nutrient-rich waste from the food chain, agriculture and sewage and many species of micro-algae and macro-algae. These can be grown in brackish or salt water, on land that is not suitable for other crops and in the sea. These are huge and valuable resources which are currently not being exploited.
Could algae farming be the answer?
Read full story C3 Director Peter Ralph's response to the launch of Opportunities for an expanded algal industry in Australia