Swedish Algae Factory
Circular and Bio-based industry
Number of Employees
Swedish Algae Factory extracts a unique nanoporous silica material from diatoms, a unicellular microscopic algae. The material has exceptional light-altering properties as well as the ability to absorb or release particles depending on its surrounding environment. Branded Algica®, the material is of interest to a variety of industries, where it can replace harmful and/or less efficient chemical substances. For example, Algica can be used to improve the efficiency of solar panels and for moisturizing, cleansing and ultraviolet light protection in personal care products.
The production is fully circular; the algae cleans wastewater, absorbs carbon dioxide and also creates a nutrient-rich organic biomass that can be used for e.g. fish feed or fertilizer.