The proposal is to develop a commercial-scale algae farm and processing facilities located near Karratha in the Shire of Roebourne. The project would involve cultivation, harvesting, separation and processing of algae. Cultivation would occur in shallow open ponds in the presence of sunlight, seawater and carbon dioxide plus some nutrients and trace elements to promote algal growth.
The end products from processing would be:
- biodiesel for use as fuel;
- protein-rich biomass for farmed fish and animal feed; and
- omega 3 oils suitable for human consumption.