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Macroalgae cultivation in drillhole sea on land

2020 - 2022

Macroalgae cultivation experiments with red algae.



To develop a viable and sustainable on-land cultivation system for Schizymenia jonssonii, a valuable edible algae, in controlled conditions in drill-hole seawater.

To determine the algae's ideal growth conditions by experimenting with temperature, light, currents, nutrients and density.

Role in project

Equipment development: container size, shape and materials, illumination, aeration, fluid dynamics, and algae distribution in fluid.


Hyndla ehf. (ISL)
Hafrannsóknastofnun - the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (ISL)
IceTec (ISL)

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Gissur Örlygsson

gissur [at]


This project has received funding from Iceland's Technology Development Fund (Tækniþróunarsjóður).

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