Algae is widely used in nutraceuticals as a contributory high value component of the aforementioned products. Algae deliver Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and Carotenoids such as Astaxanthin and B-Carotene delivered in forms such as algal flakes, algal paste, algal oil and algal powder. Common algae species used in nutraceuticals include: Chlorella, Dunaliella, Neochloris, Scenedesmus, Chlorococcum, Schizochytrium, Spirulina, Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta Crypthecodinium, Cryptomonas, Nannochloropsis and Haematoccocus (Astaxanthin).
Biogae™, a proprietary modular and scalable indoor algae production device, is capable of growing and harvesting each and every species of the aforementioned algae species in significant quantities. Specifically, two hundred eighty three (283) 4,000 gallon Biogae™ units operating in a climate controlled indoor Algae Farm® will be capable of producing 2,996,291 dry weight pounds of any (species) algae biomass in a climate controlled 50,000 square foot building.