• The Future of Urban Farming?

    Are Algae Microfarms the Future of Urban Farming? Growing local food in community gardens and urban farms is a popular and growing trend. Because urban space is limited and valuable, some entrepreneurs are transforming old warehouses and even underground spaces into indoor farms using artificial lighting. Others propose vertical farms, even growing food in skyscrapers. […]

  • Visit to Myanmar Spirulina

    Visit to Myanmar Spirulina, December 19-23, 2013. June Pharmaceuticals is one of the world’s largest producers of spirulina from both natural lakes and production ponds. The company produces about 200 tons of spirulina per year and offers a variety of healthy innovative products including supplements, extracts, cosmetics, herbal products, biofertilizer and spirulina beer. See slideshow […]

  • Microfarms for Rooftop and Urban Farms

    Algae farms are often located in hot sunny desert or tropical locations, but new spirulina algae microfarms in the Pacific Northwest are testing features for growing algae in more northern temperate climates. < Algae growing ponds have retractable and removable greenhouse covers. In cooler seasons, ponds are covered at night to retain warmth. In summertime, […]

  • Microfarms for Resilient Food Production

    Robert Henrikson presented Algae Microfarms for Resilient Community Food Production at the Living Future UnConference Resilience & Regeneration in Seattle, Washington May 15-17, 2013. Scalable Smart Algae Microfarms for home, community and urban gardens, rooftop, mobile and vertical farms.

  • Opportunities in Algae Microfarming

    Robert Henrikson presented “Emerging Opportunities in Small Scale Algae Microfarming” at the Santa Fe Community College Sustainable Technologies Center on April 6, 2013. Continuing Education – Spring Catalog – Seminar: Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:00AM – 4:00PM SFCC Rm. 216 Over the past 30 years, a common question has emerged: “Can I grow spirulina algae […]

  • Spirulina Benefits Against Radiation

    Benefits of spirulina for protection against radiation effects Robert Henrikson The 2011 earthquake and tsunami accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and the continuing radiation releases have raised concerns about radiation exposure. Many people have heard of reports about the beneficial effects of spirulina blue-green algae in protection against radiation and its […]