There are many microalgal species on the globe growing in both marine and freshwater environments. Algae are used in many countries in various industries such as cosmetics, agriculture, wastewater treatment and also in the search for new drugs. Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may also soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, as well as energy and food insecurity, according to a study by researchers at the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium. In fact, industrial cultivation of marine microalgae could reduce the use of fossil fuels by supplying liquid hydrocarbon biofuels for the aviation and cargo shipping industries. The biomass of microalgae remaining after the lipids have been removed for biofuels can then be made into nutritious animal feeds or even be consumed by humans.
The BioArt Gallery presents the most promising feedstock and its related bioeconomy applications in everyday life with 60 stunning pictures. It offers an innovative approach of showcasing to the public some examples of bio-based products and applications currently available in the market through several examples: cosmetics, nutraceutics, tissues, toys and sport, disposable tableware, cleaning products, gadgets, and much more.
The BioArt Gallery has been displayed to the public in severall incredible venues throughout Europe, and now BIOVOICES makes it available to you through an interactive digital platform!