Could algae be the new coal?

Did you know whenever you eat sushi you’re eating a type of algae?

The number of uses for algae is astronomical – as a biodiesel, in pharameuticals, as a food source – so why aren’t we utilising it as a resource?

Algae also feeds on CO2 so we could situate farms on the back of places like power stations to eat up CO2 emissions.

Cheryl, William and Paul are part of The Algae Project team at the University of Technology Sydney, and with their accounting backgrounds are modelling the financial feasibility of an algae industry here in Australia.


  • Cheryl, William and Paul from the UTS Algae Project.

Producer: Jake Morcom.


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