Surprising Use for Algae
Microalgae hold the answer to sustainable environmental, social and economic benefits beyond the petroleum horizon. Microalgae, the primary producers of any ecosystem they occupy, support all other organisms in higher trophic levels. If microalgae disappear, then ecosystems would collapse. Microbiology are Nature’s living microfactories, producing everything needed to sustain life. AlgEternal Technologies harnesses these microorganisms to produce a wide range of products and services necessary to human life.
“We can grow microalgae using only sunlight, carbon dioxide, trace nutrients, and water”, says CEO of AlgEternal, David Ramjohn, “and it doesn’t have to be potable water; it can be municipal or industrial wastewater, which algae decontaminate, or it can be saline or brackish water.”
AlgEternal, a La Grande based algae biotechnology company, manufacturers two product lines using microalgae grown at their factory at 3637 West State Highway 71, La Grange TX 78945. “AlgEternal has produced what can be described as two ‘skin care’ products using microalgae;” says Ramjohn “Agtivate™ a natural soil amendment that treats soil, the ‘Earth’s skin’, and the AlgAllure® AlgaRiche® Facial Skin Care Collection, for human skin.” AlgEternal intends to expand their product offerings over time to include nutritional and pharmaceutical products since research shows that microalgae are superior in nutritional value and possess significant medicinal properties.
The AlgAllure® AlgaRiche® Collection comprises a cleanser, facial serum, daytime moisturizer, and night cream, all containing an extra from a marine red microalgal strain grown by AlgEternal™. The extract has documented beneficial properties on human skin such as antioxidant, hydrating, and wrinkle reducing, with no harsh chemicals.
According to Jennie Besal’s (SC) review on the AlgAllure® Facebook page “Wow! What a product! I’m 66 years old and have been switching skin care products on my life. Thanks to AlgAllure®, I’ve finally found a regimen I’ll stick with. I don’t believe it when AlgAllure® promised to work on all skin types, but believe me, it does. Both of my daughters, who are in their 30’s, are using it with the same miraculous results I’ve seen. What a game changer in skincare! Thank you!”
Agtivate undergoes independent testing at Texas A&M; results show using Agtivate on rice allows reduction of nitrogen by up to 75% while increasing yields by 900 pounds over untreated rice. “Agtivate returns soil to natural health, and healthy soil grows anything,” says Ramjohn, “we’ve had great results on corn, hay, cotton, grapes and garden vegetables — even trees and ornamentals.”
David Karisch (TX) had this to say about Agtivate: “I purchased a gallon of Agtivate™ at the Colorado Valley independence Cattlesmen’s Association Tradeshow in Ellinger earlier this year. I applied that gallon as directed to 10 acres of Tifton 85 and treated both this 10-acers and another 25 acres of Tifton 85 with the same nitrogen fertilizer blend and rates. On the other 25 acres I put another soil treatment, Medina Plus. I did the treatments of the whole 35 acres on the same day. The 10 acres of Agtivate-treated grass is now a good 6-8 inches taller than the other 25-acre patch and appears to taste better since my cows are happily grazing on the Agtivated grass! I’m truly impressed with Agtivate; best money I’ve ever spent at a tradeshow!”
Author: David Ramjohn
Source: 2018 Fayette County Wine, Beer, & Fine Food Guide – Vine & Stein and Everything Fine