A scum that is far from useless

1 July 2020

They may look unattractive and are often removed from beautiful landscapes. What most people do not know is that they are capable of capturing solar energy with an efficiency of 10 to 50 times higher compared to terrestrial plants.

Microalgae are rich with nutrients and have an abundant source of vitamins and minerals.

"Microalgae could be the primary source for plant-based proteins in the future, if the production is at a cost low enough to compete with existing protein sources," says Dr Foo Su Chern from the School of Science.

Click here to read her full interview with The Malaysian Reserve.