Algae absorb carbon, nitrate, phosphate, and silicate and turn it into the world’s healthiest food. It is the fastest-growing organism on the planet and supports 900 million tons of life, which is 5x more than vascular plants. SuSeWi is on the cutting-edge of harvesting and manufacturing algae for food product development.
So when you think about it, humans are very used to eating vascular plants, land plants. Land plants, we grow about three billion tons of land plants every year to feed ourselves. If you take the totality of land plants, vascular plants, it supports roughly 160 million tons of animals on earth every year.
In the sea, phytoplankton, or algae, supports 900 million tons of life. So, it's got five times more carrying capacity in the sea than all of the land plants combined. So we're talking about the source of the greatest food source on the planet in effect, which supports the most life on the planet, and that's what algae is.
Algae is a 3.5 billion-year-old organism that figured out one, how to absorb carbon and use it and use it. Two, how to absorb nitrate, silicate, and phosphate and turn it into the world's healthiest food. Three, algae is the fastest growing organism on the planet. So when we grow algae, we start off with a test tube on day one, and by day 30 we have 10,000 tons. It's incredibly abundant, unbelievably healthy food source. It's got all of the proteins, all of the amino acids. It's got EPA and DHA, which you don't get from anything else. All the omega-3s. It's got astaxanthin, fucoxanthin, beta carotene. It's just a most amazing organism that I would dare to say if there was only one thing on earth that you could eat, it would be algae.
So it's an incredibly healthy thing that we don't know. As I said earlier, that we grow about 3 billion tons of vascular plants a year. The total global output of algae, microalgae, per year is about 30,000 tons. We barely figured out how to unlock, how to use this most abundant food source on earth.