Seaweeds for industrial uses

Seaweeds as additives and stabilizers: Seaweeds turned into additives. Gelling and hydrogels. Alginates. Carrageenans. Agar.

Seaweeds for technical usesGunpowder, soda, and early glass making. Seaweeds for tools and textiles. Algae for the production of energy. Food or fuel?

Seaweeds in medicine, health care, and cosmetics: Seaweeds in medicine. Biologically active ingredients. Seaweeds in health care and cosmetics.

Seaweeds as animal fodder and fertilizer: Seaweeds for domestic animals. Seaweeds as fertilizer.

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Industrial harvest of seaweeds along the coast of California (Photo: Raymond Lewis)