Good for People and the Planet.
Our algae farms are set in the desert of West Texas and southern New Mexico, where there is plenty of sunshine and brackish water. We’ve turned this previously unused land into a thriving algae farm that has the potential to feed and nourish millions of people.
Our algae farms yield more essential protein per acre and per gallon of water than traditional plant or animal-based farming.
We’re at the forefront of advancing science to discover new ways to feed our planet. Today, we’re domesticating one algae crop– but who knows what other produce is hidden in our oceans.
Feeding the World with Saltwater
Traditional farming requires the use of freshwater to grow stuff – but our farm is anything but traditional.
Instead of tapping into our world’s freshwater drinking supply, our farm uses water no farmer can use. But we don’t stop there, we also recycle our saltwater, reusing 95%+ of the water that goes through our harvest system.
Preserving Our Oceans
By farming our algae on land, we aren’t removing algae, fish or krill from our delicate ocean ecosystem. Krill are a key ally in our fight against greenhouse gases by eating microalgae that fixes atmospheric carbon and excreting it into deep waters in which the carbon will be stored for decades .
By not farming krill, we also help nourish whales, seals, penguins, squid, and fish that depend on krill to survive.
A FARMING REVOLUTION
Our farm’s crops don’t need freshwater or rich soil. All we need is sunshine and saltwater to produce our nutrient-dense algae. In comparison to traditionally farmed peas, iWi algae produce 300x the amino acids per acre. And that’s just one example. As we continue to grow, our farming revolution will power our planet while preserving it.