Saudi Arabia starts algal production project

November 25, 2013 |

In Saudi Arabia, MENAFN News reports that by 2014, Saudi Arabia will be producing as much as 30,000 tons of algae. According to Jaber Al-Shehri, the Ministry of Agriculture undersecretary of research and agricultural development, this is part of a project that will continue through 2029 at a cost of SR25 million.

The project is expected to contribute to Saudi needs for fuel, food, animal feed, medicine and vaccines. The facility will be located along the Red Sea coast. Al-Shehri is quoted as stating, “The infrastructure of the project includes residential units, a power station and administrative buildings. The project is expected to employ more than 2,800 people, among which are 400 Saudi men and women.”

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