Cultivation of Macroscopic Marine Algae: A Subcontract Report

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    The red alga Gracilaria tikvahiae may be grown outdoors year round in central Florida with yields averaging 35.5 g dry wt/m2?day, greater than the most productive terrestrial plants. This occurs only when the plants are in a suspended culture, with vigorous aeration and an exchange of 25 or more culture volumes of enriched seawater per day, which is not cost-effective. We tried to retain highyields at less energy and economic cost.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages33
    StatePublished - 1982

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/STR-231-1820


    • algae
    • aquatic species program
    • biomass plantations
    • growth
    • plant growth
    • seawater
    • seaweeds
    • stimulation


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