Rymättylä & Tvärminne, Finland
In the Baltic Sea, nutrient enrichment enhances growth of filamentous macroalgae, making their harvesting and cultivation an interesting option for nutrient removal. Algal biomass may be used for a variety of purposes like production of biofuel, fertiliser or animal feed.
Microalgae potential in producing carbon neutral bioenergy has been widely recognized, but large-scale cultivation sites do not exist as the production is not yet economic. In SUBMARINER we studied the site-specific requirements and evaluated the cultivation potential in the Baltic Sea Region.