Spirulina

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Yields

  • 10 dry gram / square meter / day theoretical maximum yield in surface ponds - [1].Compare to rabbit weight gain of 15 grams per day.
  • At 40 kg dry mass per acre per day - this is about 15 tons of dry mass per acre. Enough to feed 60 people from one acre - or 700 square feet of horizontal space. This is using basic technology of agitated ponds, without C02 injection.
  • 1 lb is 1300 calories, compared to 1 lb rabbit - 600

Articles

  • Mother Earth News - [2]
  • MIT rooftop bioreactor in tubes - [3]

How to Guide

  • By the Father of DIY Spirulina, Jean-Paul Jourdan, Practical Guide, French - [4] - download - File:Spirulinafrench.pdf
  • Growing Guide summary, English - [5] - download - File:Spirulina.pdf
  • JP Jourdan recommends thin film systems for growing, and a certain strain from the Pasteur Institute - [6]
  • Different strains are available from U. Texas - [7]
  • Video with Author -

  • Instructables - [8]
  • Grow Your Greens video - [9]
  • Spirulina culture made simple - [10]

Aid Applications

  • Dr. Ripley Fox - Integrated Village System - biogas, fertilizer, spirulina, and fish. - [11]

Economics

  • Wholesale price - $50/kg
  • Inexpensive nutrients such as iron nails in vinegar for soluble iron -
  • 100 sq m farm produces 1 kg /day
  • Spirulinasource.com