Euglena first seaweed to operation to receive sustainability certification

February 6, 2019 |

In Japan, Euglena Co. became the first seaweed operation in the world to gain certification for its seaweed production in January. Euglena is a type of microscopic algae. It is grown in a high-tech laboratory in Okinawa, Japan, where scientists keep a constant watch on vats filled with the bright green biomaterial. The alga is currently used in nutritional supplements, but owner Mitsuru Izumo has big plans for the future. He wants to use Euglena to make sustainable jet fuel. While this project is still in its research and development stage, we may yet see certified seaweed in our skies.

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