Algae based materials
Raising awareness of the importance of algae existence and how they play a fundamental role inside a circular economy system is one of the purposes of my research work. Algae based material research has the mission to give people a general idea of what means be part of a circular economy system and how algae are placed in it. Talking about the main algae materials produced by its photosynthesis process and why they are defined as Biomass.
Be a biomass material and an acquatic photosintetic organism means they can be used, thanks to their photosynthesis process, to produce bio-plastic (for the presence of cellulose in their fibers), natural pigments (for food uses, cosmetic and so on), proteins, sugar and lipids (used for biofuel) and they are central for the oxygen production on earth.