A New Company in Bangkok Launches Spirulina Paste

A team of entrepreneurs at start-up company EnerGaia has succeeded in producing commercial quantities of spirulina, an eco-friendly superfood, using the sun-baked dead space on the top of Bangkok high-rises for a farm.

Founded and run by entrepreneur and engineer Saumil Shah, EnerGaia uses an innovative system of interconnected plastic bins, each holding 250 to 280 litres of liquid, with a pumping system to agitate the Spirulina mix and ensure the photosynthetic algae receive sufficient sunlight and nutrients.

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