Algae Microfarms

Microfarms may be the future of greenhouses, hydroponics and urban farming. Now in a small area, fast-growing microalgae, like the superfood spirulina, produce higher income for growers than conventional veges and herbs.

Business Opportunity

Successful small-scale algae cultivation is now practical. With web-based remote sensors and controls developed by Smart Microfarms, remote experts can guide local operators, without the cost of onsite algae scientists.

Scalable Systems

Combined with scalable, modular growing systems, smart algae microfarms can be installed anywhere. Now growers and investors, with algae microfarms, can transform our food culture, sustainably and profitably.

Algae News Update

Smart MicrofarmSmart Microfarms continues to expand its spirulina microfarm south of San Francisco. Growing systems, harvesting and processing equipment added in scalable modules. April 24, 2017.

SpiruSourceSpiruSource nutraceutical and natural food products for locally grown spirulina for sales direct to consumer, farmers markets, online, natural food retail, juice bars and restaurants. July 2, 2016.
Are algae the fresh and locally grown greenhouse crop of the future?
Algae have the potential to become a cash crop that can provide commercial greenhouse and controlled environment growers with a stable income stream, year round. ( May 14, 2015)

Sustainatopia Robert Henrikson presented “Are Algae Microfarms the Future of Urban Farming?” at Sustainatopia, green business conference for sustainability, May 2-4, 2016 in San Francisco CA.

AIM Readers PollSmart Microfarms is a winner of Algae Industry Magazine 2015 International Readers Poll for “Algae Microfarm”. AIM Readers’ Poll mission is to recognize innovation and excellence. Jan 14, 2016.

Scalable Algae Microfarms series for Algae Industry Magazine
Evolving from projects in developing world villages, algaepreneurs are growing algae in small greenhouses. Smart web-based technology with modular systems will soon make it feasible to deploy scalable microfarms.

Future of Algae Blogs

1. Smart Algae Microfarms may be the future of greenhouses, hydroponics and urban farming.

2. Algae Microfarms Book. Microfarms for home, school, community and urban gardens, rooftop, mobile and vertical farms and living buildings.

3. Are algae microfarms the future of urban farming? What's coming now is the opportunity to grow high value algae to diversify greenhouse food production and enhance revenues.

4. Pacific Northwest Spirulina Algae Microfarm. Located near Olympia Washington, this is a testbed for extending the growing season for algae in a northern temperate climate.