Algae Facts

Scientists estimate that roughly half of the oxygen production on Earth comes from the ocean. The
majority of this production is from oceanic plankton — drifting plants, algae, and some bacteria that
can photosynthesize. This process in the oceans produces around 70% of oxygen in the atmosphere.
Algae are the base of the marine food chain: without algae, there would be no fish or any other sea
animals. All plants have evolved from algae and without plants to eat, fish would never have evolved
to become land animals, including us.
Can algae combat global warming? Seeding the iron-poor Southern Ocean with iron dust encourages
algae blooms that absorb carbon dioxide and sequester it to the ocean floor. Whether the technique
is effective is not yet clear; more research is needed.
Also the US Navy has run ships and planes on non-polluting fuel made from the oils in algae. The
price of algae oil has dropped radically and new technology will drive it down further. If the price of
fossil fuels reflected the cost of their environmental damage, we would be flying jets on algae fuel.

Artemia salina facts

Artemia salina is a species of brine shrimp – aquatic crustaceans that are more closely related
to Triops and cladocerans than to true shrimp. It belongs to a lineage that does not appear to have
changed much in 100 million years.
Artemia salina is native to saline lakes, ponds and temporary waters (not seas) in the Mediterranean
region of Southern Europe, Anatolia and Northern Africa.
Algae can be grown commercially and has successfully been used as a food source for Artemia salina 

Summary of Artemia opportunities combined with algae production
It has been proved that Artemia in algae has 400 times the sequestration potential of planting trees
on the same area of land. This has vast opportunities for reducing CO2 levels and helping to combat
climate change
There are other opportunities here as well
 The brine shrimp fishing industry brings in 70 to 100 million dollars annually. Brine shrimp
cysts are sold around the world as food for fish and shellfish that are raised for human
 Artemia is a new way to produce food that reduces emissions and pollution, and could
contribute to feeding a growing world population.
 Artemia can be used as an animal food supplement
 Artemia can be used as a very effective fertiliser
 There are potential opportunities here for carbon credits brokering- selling sequestration
tonnages for companies offsetting carbon footprints.
 Artemia production could be combined with effective desertification techniques that are
being proposed in Africa to claim back the Desert
 this is science and technology into practice
 there are international opportunities prospects could involve exporting the cash crop the
shrimp to show the potential of a nutrient rich foodsource
 investment ecosystems. We hope to invest our time and interest into infrastructure of
educating bodies to get the message out.