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Hortiplan and Hortimax join forces on algae growing project

Article was published earlier at www.hortimax.com (here) and HortiDaily (here).

Over the next few decades, we'll be facing the huge challenge of meeting the basic needs of the world's growing population. Microalgae (microscopic algae) are a promising alternative for the production of biomass. They have a high nutritional value and don't require fertile soil or fresh water to grow. On 25 September, a continuous photobioreactor for the cultivation of algae was officially unveiled during a seminar at Thomas More University College in Belgium. Both Hortiplan and HortiMaX supplied part of the technology for this project.



Photo of the photobioreactor, installed in a greenhouse at Thomas More College


Help! We’re running out of phosphorus

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Over the last few years, there has been much discussion about the availability of phosphorus: one of the key nutrients needed for plant growth. Like water, it’s becoming increasingly scarce.
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Complete article please see this link: http://www.hortimax.nl/7/18/88/en/news/help!-were-running-out-of-phospho...
Publised in April 2014 by HortiMaX (author: Michiel Suurmond)

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