Macroalgae and Microalgae, discover the production process

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When speaking about macro and microalgae you might question things such as: are microalgae similar to the common algae that we all know? In what sense can they be beneficial for agriculture? How are they processed?

Macroalgae and microalgae contain beneficial properties that may be applied in various fields (agriculture, livestock, etc.). But, first, knowing the differences between them, and determining where each one comes from, is the key.

Both macroalgae and microalgae are photosynthetic organisms, besides that, they are very different. Microalgae are single-celled, they thrive in diverse environments (soil, air, water) and do not form complex structures. On the contrary, macroalgae are multicellular organisms, they are found in both fresh and saltwater, and they form complex structures (similar to higher plants).

The process for the extraction of bioactive compounds from macroalgae begins with the collection of Ascophyllum nodosum, a brown seaweed with a high concentration in natural target molecules. Subsequently, they undergo non-aggressive extraction processes to preserve all their properties.

On the other hand, through the cultivation of microalgae, a great variety of formulations are obtained, based on the vast number of secondary metabolites they produce. By controlling the culture conditions, the microalgae’s metabolism can generate different molecules with great agronomic interest (proteins, vitamins, amino acids, etc.).

At Kimitec Agro, our R&D&i team has analyzed the multiple benefits that macroalgae and microalgae can provide for our crops, creating a synergy that has given rise to SEANERGY, a 100% natural product based on the joint biostimulant action of macroalgae and microalgae.

 Learn all about our product SEANERGY.