This project will focus on using freshwater and marine macroalgae for algal feeds and algal feed additives for animal production systems. This research uses products from Oedogonium and Ulva to provide alternative sources of protein and increase immune response in animals. Oedogonium biomass produced from the treatment of waste water has a diverse elemental profile, high energy potential, high lipid content and a high quality amino acid profile establishing Oedogonium as a potential feed supplement for ruminants and as a complete feed for herbivorous fish. The ulvans extracted from Ulva increase the immune response in fish and prawns (shrimp) and have the potential to improve disease resistance and survival.

Portrait of Matthew Vucko

Project Leader

Dr Matthew Vucko

Angell

Dr Alex Angell