Videos

Smart Algae Microfarms.
Smart algae 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 food, herbs and vegetables. 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.
1:00 minute video of Smart Algae Microfarms – the future of small scale farming (2014).


Agriculture: The Ancient Ways, Today & Tomorrow.
Rafael Quezada (Executive Director of The Rootstock Foundation) interviews agriculture experts and explores ancient methods of farming that can be applied to the world’s current industrial agricultural needs. This short video documentary about new solutions through aquaponics, algae and cannabis cultivation features an interview at our spirulina microfarm in Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco.
5:43 minute video (Interview with Robert Henrikson 2:50-3:58) (2017).


Spirulina Viva Mexico.
Spirulina Viva in San Miguel de Allende is the first family owned and operated algae microfarm in Mexico. Here, on their homestead, Katie and Paco with their two boys, grow and sell fresh and dried spirulina products and healthy spirulina food snacks direct to the local community in San Miguel, through retail health shops and by express mail all across Mexico. Spirulina is native to Mexico and was one of the original foods of the Aztecs.
1:56 minute video of Spirulina Viva Mexico. (2015).


Spirulina in Myanmar.
Visit one of the world’s largest producers of spirulina algae from both artificial production ponds and natural lakes. Spirulina production in Myanmar was started 25 years ago by Dr. Min Thein. June Pharmaceuticals produces about 200 tons of spirulina per year. The company has developed the most impressive range of products with spirulina, including supplements, functional foods and beverages, cosmetics and personal care products, biofertilizer and even spirulina beer.
3:59 minute video Spirulina in Myanmar (2014).


Spirulina Algae Microfarm near Olympia Washington.
The first Pacific Northwest spirulina microfarm is located near Olympia Washington. This smart microfarm testbed will develop practical and scalable systems for growing food and high value products for home, school, community and urban gardens, and for rooftop and vertical farms, and show how algae microfarms generate income from a small area.
2:00 minute video of Spirulina Algae Microfarm near Olympia Washington (2013).


Visit the International Algae Competition YouTube Channel.

Current and historical videos about algae production systems and food products.
Smart Algae Microfarms – the future of small scale farming. 2014.
Spirulina Viva Mexico. 2015.
Spirulina in Myanmar. 2014.
Algae Microfarms Book Trailer. 2013.
Spirulina Algae Microfarm near Olympia Washington. 2013.
Smart Microfarms. Algae Growing Systems for Home & Backyard. 2012.
The Future of Algae. International Algae Competition. 2012.
The Future of Spirulina Microfarms. A Conversation with Jean-Paul Jourdan. 2011.
An Integrated Spirulina Algae Microfarm in France. 2011.
How To Eat Fresh Spirulina in Aquamole Dips. 2011.
2011 International Algae Competition. 2010.
Commercial Spirulina Algae Farm in Thailand. 2010.
Family Spirulina Algae Farm in France. 2002.
Spirulina Algae Picnic in the South of France. 2002.
Tour Earthrise Spirulina Farm in California. 1996.
Village Spirulina Farm in West Africa. 1989.
First Commercial Spirulina Farm in California. 1983.


More Videos on Algae Production:
Les femmes productrices de spiruline à Brandji Tchad. 2011.
The Blue Algae of the Desert. FAO Video. 2003.