Global Microalgae Market Global Scenario, Market Size, Outlook, Trend, and Forecast, 2020 – 2030

The Global Microalgae Market was valued at US$ 950.0 million in 2021 and is predictable to reach US$ 2278.5 million by 2030; growing at a CAGR of 10.3 % during the forecast period from 2021- 2030.

Microalgae are a unicellular photosynthetic group of microorganisms living in saline or freshwater environments that convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, water to algal biomass. They have excellent potential for a wide range of applications such as bioactive compounds, animal feeds, feedstock for fuel production, and bioremediation.

Global Microalgae Market

Market Dynamics

The market growth is ascribed to the shift towards the increasing dietary supplements industry vertical and food industry. In addition, demand for natural food colors, a rise in the nutraceuticals industry, the mounting prevalence for microalgae sourced products are also expected to boost the market growth. Microalgae are sustainable, economical sources of biofuels, renewable, bioactive medicinal products, and food ingredients. It also acts as a value-added product with notable biological and pharmacological qualities.

Microalgae have a substantial capability in the conversion of atmospheric CO2 to useful products such as lipids, carbohydrates, and other bioactive metabolites. When used as biofuels, microalgae are a perfect substitution to fossil fuels with reference to cost, renewability nature, and environmental concerns. However, a lack of awareness regarding the microalgae benefits and the complex production process of algae products hinders market growth. The major challenging factor is dewatering algae culture for biomass production, optimization of the fermenting process of algal bioethanol production, microalgae growth rate & product synthesis.

Numerous advantages of Microalgae are listed below:

  • Have a high potential to convert 9-10 % of solar energy (avg. sunlight irradiance) into the biomass of about 77g/biomass/m2/day which is 280 tom/ha/year.
  • It possesses huge contents of numerous carbohydrates which include starch, glycogen, cellulose, and glycogen which easily gets converted to fermentable sugars for bioethanol production.
  • Several microalgae species are suitable for biodiesel production owing to higher lipids contents of 50 – 70% and can reach 80% in the case of the microalgae “Botryococcus Braunii” accumulating nearly 80% of oil in its biomass.
  • Microalgae are proficient in the production of algal oils of 58,700 L/hac producing 121,104 L/hac biodiesels.

Global Microalgae Market

The Global Microalgae is segmented by type, application, and region. Based on type, it is categorized into chlorella, aphanizomenon flos-aquae, spirulina, dunaliella salina, and others. By application, it bifurcates into nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food & beverages, animal feeds, and others. Based on regional insights, the global microalgae market is categorized into North America (US, Canada, Mexico, Rest of America), Asia Pacific (India, China, Rest of Asia Pacific), Europe (UK, Germany, Russia, Rest of Europe) and Rest of the world (Latin America and Middle East & Africa).

Prominent players inducing the Global Microalgae Market are Astareal AB, Algenol Biotech, Cyanotech Corporation, DIC Corporation, Cellana Inc., E.I.D Parry ltd., Kent BioEnergy Corporation, Taau Australia Pty Ltd., and Fuqing King Dnarmsa Spirulina Co. Ltd. among others.

Segmentation and Scope of the Global Microalgae Market

Global Microalgae Market is segmented by type, application, and region.

By Type

  • Chlorella
  • Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae
  • Spirulina
  • Dunaliella Salina
  • Others

By Application

  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Food & Beverages
  • Animal Feeds
  • Others

By Region

North America

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • UK
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Rest of World

Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Global Microalgae Market

Prominent players in the Global Microalgae Market among other includes

  • Astareal AB
  • Algenol Biotech
  • Cyanotech Corporation
  • DIC Corporation
  • Cellana Inc.
  • E.I.D Parry ltd.
  • Kent BioEnergy Corporation
  • Taau Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Fuqing King Dnarmsa Spirulina Co. Ltd.
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