Swedish Algae Factory is a Gothenburg based start-up that is developing algae-based wastewater treatment systems.
The systems are producing a valuable algae biomass than can be processed to several different products used in several different industrial applications.
Inspired by the algae´s natural lifecycle, Swedish Algae Factory has developed a business model where algae solves three major environmental issues of today – eutrophication, recycling of phosphorous and increased carbon dioxide emissions.
By growing the algae on wastewater, the water is purified from nitrogen and phosphorus. In the process an extensive amount of carbon dioxide is absorbed. From the nitrogen, phosphorous and carbon dioxide emissions an algae biomass is produced that can be used in several industrial applications. Crude oil that can be processed to renewable fuel is one of them