, Volume 512, Issue 1–3, pp 39–44

Mass production of Spirulina, an edible microalga

  • Hidenori Shimamatsu


Spirulina (Arthrospira) is a filamentous cyanobacterium that is grown commercially for food and feed and as a food coloring and additive. Currently there are many companies producing Spirulina in different countries to the tune of 3000 tons a year. This paper attempts to describe the problems of mass culture of Spirulina, deriving information from two commercial facilities: Siam Algae Company (Thailand) and Earthrise Farms (U.S.A.).

Spirulina Arthrospira microalgae mass production open pond culture safety 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hidenori Shimamatsu
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  1. 1.Wakaba-ku, ChibaJapan

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