Growing Spirulina

A spirulina is a spiral algae that grows in fresh-water bodies. This algae provides different benefits.

In growing spirulina, an important thing to consider is your budget or capital. This will let you determine the quantity of spirulina you can grow.

Your budget will also let you to determine the scope or limitation of your business.

The best places to grow spirulina are old hangar or old buildings of an airport. Other places that provide protection from snow, rain, and wind are also ideal. The main factors in planting spirulina are water, minerals, heat and sunlight.

Certain level of knowledge in spirulina plantation is recommended to gain advantage against other spirulina growers. Once you have planted enough spirulina plants, the next thing to do is to search for clients or buyers. Since spirulina can be used in producing different products, searching for buyers or clients is relatively easy. Spirulina can also be used in producing biodiesel.

Your client’s or buyer’s satisfaction greatly depends on the quality of spirulina you will provide them. In order to grow spirulina with high quality, there are several things you should first do. One of which is to create pan for your spirulina plants. You can use water boilers to provide heating to the water so that it will support the growth of algae. If you choose to grow spirulina indoors, your plants would not get enough solar energy, but there is a solution to this by creating parabolic reflectors that focus at the end of fiber optic cables. The fiber cable will then carry the solar energy to your spirulina plants indoor. Another place to grow spirulina is unused ponds or any pond during warm months. You can also create new ponds by digging.

After some period of time, your spirulina plants will be available for harvesting. Harvesting involves an intricate process that is why knowledge on growing spirulina is an advantage. In harvesting, you can use rotating drum that sits just right at the bottom of the pan. Spirulina will then get close to the rotating drum because of the suction inside the drum.

There are some organizations that aid spirulina growers with capital. The government provides loans to spirulina growers most of the cases. This will be helpful if you are having financial constraints in planting spirulina.

To know more about the dos and don’ts in growing spirulina, you can seek advice from people who also deal with the same business. These people will be able to provide you tips in growing spirulina because they have already experienced different scenarios. But if you are planning to seek advice from your competitors, think again, because these people will not help you to become a good competitor, which would mean less income or profit to them.

266 Comments

  • Rajagopal.E. said on January 15, 2011
    Dear sir, I want to grow spirulina on commercial basis. First I want to manufacture at home level and to get marketing. I want the details of tools and plants necessary for growing spirulina In Chennai, Tamilnadu INDIA. Thanks with regards, Rajagopal.E.
  • sally tiwaa said on April 23, 2011
    i would like to plant spirulina in Ghana, west africa and will be happy if you can give me advice on how to start. Need help and partnership. Sally, Accra Ghana
  • Anup said on June 7, 2011
    Dear Sir, I would like to start spirulina business at home level. Can you give me idea about how to begin that business at home level. Please give me the necessary information for me. Thanks & Regards, Anup Prakash, Chennai, India.
  • Scott Foster said on July 30, 2011
    I am interested in growing Spirulina for individual use. I would like to create a system whereby the average homeowner could supplement the diets of their family. Sunland, Ca, USA
  • A.SELVAKUMAR said on September 5, 2011
    Sir, I am interested in growing spirulina on commercial basis. I am a professional Engineer and working in an MNC. I belong to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. I want to do this as a full time business. Please guide me. Kind Regards A.Selvakumaraswamy
  • SURESH PARASHER said on September 7, 2011
    WE WANT TO CULTIVATE SPIRULLINA IN HIMACHAL PRADESH OF INDIA. WILL IT VIABLE FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE?
  • ANBARASAN.A said on September 25, 2011
    i interested in growing spirulina on commercial basis. i am studying m.sc biotech .i belong to krishnagiri .i want do this part time business. pls guide me.
  • jayesh chavan said on October 2, 2011
    hi i am from navi mumbai maharashtra. would you please send the details about spirulina cultivation. i can start this in mumbai or nasik. kindly help
  • VIVEK said on December 30, 2011
    THE ARTICLE IS NICE GIVES A VERY GOOD INTRODUCTION TO BEGINNERS BUT KINDLY TELL ME THE SCOPE OF SPIRULINA IN TODAYS MARKET
  • Nithyanandan.s said on January 1, 2012
    sir i am producing spirulina and i have dry spirulina and powder spirulina at present and its rate is rs.800
  • gopi krish said on January 14, 2012
    respected sir, i am a pharmacy graduate i am interested in spirulina cultivation.i am going do full time business.pls help me
  • azikiwe said on February 9, 2012
    Hi, I would like to start a spirulina business near Lake Chilwa in Zomba, Malawi, Africa. Could you please give me all necessary details about spirulina growing and how much it would cost to start initially at a small scale and expand later after understanding the business. Thanks and regards.
  • A.MOHAMMED SAHEED said on February 29, 2012
    Sir, I would like to start a spirulina business on commercial basis. I belong to Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu. I want to do this as a full time business. Please guide me. Kind Regards A. MOHAMMED SAHEED
  • nithyanandan.s said on March 1, 2012
    chennai, Tamil nadu, India. we are manufacturing the spirulina products and our rate is Rs.l000 per kg
  • Justyn Calestini said on March 4, 2012
    Want to produce spirulina but need to start on a small scale to perfect the process then produce it commercially in the Bay Area, California, United States
  • R.Mahendran said on May 27, 2012
    I would like to start a spirulina business in Tamil Nadu at coimbatore. I want to do this as a full time business. I need help from manufacture, Please guide me.cell-09865914111, Kind Regards R.Mahendran
  • Selvi said on June 13, 2012
    Want to produce spirulina but need to start on a small scale home business. can you please provide me the details about its cost, culturing methods and marketing ideas. Thanks in advance.
  • shaik mohammed khayum said on July 10, 2012
    please let me know some good buyers for spirulina. our production is monthly 100 to 300 kg spirulina powder with 70% protein from andrapradesh. with regards shaik 9490122939
  • juli said on July 30, 2012
    Dear sir, I am juli MSW, M.Phil. I have some details from u about spirulina. Please guide me. I am working CD project at Thiruppure. We focusing livelihood so please guide me. Thanking you, With Regs P. Juli
  • M.Gobinathan said on August 11, 2012
    sir, I am interested in growing spirulina on commercial basis. I am a professional B.Sc(R.D.S) and working in CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. I belong to SALEM, Tamil Nadu. I want to do this as a full time business. Please guide me. can you please provide me the details about its cost, culturing methods and marketing ideas. Thanks in advance. Kind Regards M.Gobinathan.09688665555
  • senthil kumar.G said on August 19, 2012
    Sir , i am interest with spirulina manufacturing with how lwvwl first. kindly give some idea and tell me how i can market it? i am from dharmapuri, tamilnadu, india
  • David Vimal. J said on September 11, 2012
    Please give your complete details about the product & training centre in tamil nadu.
  • R.Vasu said on October 6, 2012
    Sir, I am from tiruvannamalai dist. tamilnadu. I am very interested for cultivating spirulina. Please guide me to get bank loan for same.
  • jack said on November 9, 2012
    Hi sir can you please give me complete information from small scale to large scale production of Spirulina in Maharashtra.
  • Martin Ahorbo said on November 13, 2012
    We have a farm land by the river side in the Volta region of Ghana and we are interested in culturing & growing Spirulina . Kindly help us to get the culture to start the Spirulina farm. We are ready with our money.
  • Olegário Banze said on December 1, 2012
    My place is located in Macia District, Gaza Province in Mozambique. There is a river nearby my place. There is enough sunrise. I am strongly interested in growing of spirulina, but I don´t know how to begin.
  • R Selvaraj said on December 19, 2012
    sir i want to know about full details of how to cultivate and how to export the spirulina. For this i want to participate in full training. In this regard please help me.
  • rositza haddadin said on January 25, 2013
    Dear sir, I am very much interested to grow spirulina for commercial purpose can you please kindly assist me with full information about the process. is there anywhere in the Middle East somebody working on that ? I live in Amman Jordan. Thank you
  • sushil khanal said on February 13, 2013
    I am from Nepal and i want to establish a spirulina production unit in the tropical area of the Nepal. This region is in the Northern part of India. In fact i am in doubt whether this part is suitable for spirulina cultivation. I would be grateful to any suggestion.
  • ravindra s said on February 14, 2013
    Respected sirs, I am from Kurnool, Andhra pradesh state I am interested to cultivate spirulina in our district please send details and contact. thanking you.
  • Belsingh said on February 14, 2013
    Hi friends, i am Belsingh from kanyakumari district, Tamilnadu, India. i am interested in cultivating spirulina(suruilpaasi). where is training center in Kanyakumari district? what is the initial cost. Please guide me. my email id is... belsinghsm@gmail.com
  • Mishaela said on February 20, 2013
    Israel I would like to know about any training courses or family spirulina cultivation near me that i learn from thanks
  • t.k.vadivelu said on February 22, 2013
    respected sir i want to cultivate spirulina . so you please give all details of all about the cultivation of spirulina particulars
  • vetha ananthi said on February 23, 2013
    sir i am from trichy can you give me complete information about small scale production of spirulina thanking you.
  • Antony millas said on February 24, 2013
    respected sir i am from kanyakumari district i want to cultivate spirulina. so can you give detailed information about spirulina production. any training center in kanyakumari district? please guide me.thanking you.
  • imran pasha said on February 25, 2013
    hi everyone this is Imran from Bangalore, India i am very much interested in spirulina commercial crops so please forward all information related to this my e-mail id is ipashaipasha2020@gmail.com please guys i ll be waiting for your reply
  • Rohit D Shindhikumte said on February 26, 2013
    Respected sir, I want to grow spirulina on commercial basis. First I want to manufacture at home level and to get marketing. I want the details of tools and plants necessary for growing spirulina In maharashtra
  • Gaurav Sharma said on February 26, 2013
    Dear sir, I am looking for professional advice and help to setup spirulina production plant for commercial sales in India. Kindly contact me for any possible business deal or way you could help me for that. Your concern on my post will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance. With Regards, Gaurav Sharma, +91-9888516226
  • t.k.vadivelu said on March 1, 2013
    i am in ARNI thiruvannamalai district in TAMILNADU. i am very deeply want to cultivate spirulina in business purpose so kindly give needful guides to me
  • Fathima said on March 11, 2013
    I am a homemaker and interested in spirulina business can anyone guide me .
  • imran pasha said on March 14, 2013
    i am degree student right now i wanna startup this wonderful spirulina, i live in bagalore so please help me email id ipashaipasha2020@gmail.com
  • Mohasin Khan said on March 16, 2013
    I am Mohasin Khan from odisha i want to setup a spirulina farm in my vhome town so can u plz. help me to start up this farm....
  • rajagopal said on March 17, 2013
    Want to know more about SPIRULINA manufacturing process fully and buyers for the same. If there is any contract buyers mail me the addresses.
  • Guillaume said on March 17, 2013
    I'm learning right now how to cultivate spirulina for humanitarian reasons in the school of agriculture in Hyères, France during 4 months. I can give you some tips how to cultivate this micro-organism. Don't hesitate to send me an email: guikoessler@gmail.com
  • viji krishnamoorthy said on March 18, 2013
    Sir, I'm viji, housewife, M.Sc BIOTECHNOLOGY graduate, I would like to start a spirulina business on commercial basis. I belong to sattur, Tamil Nadu. I want to do this as a full time business. Please guide me. Thanks and regards.
  • deepak narayan kakde said on March 21, 2013
    we have group of interested students to do spirulina production........ so guide us how we did this as business
  • malathi said on March 24, 2013
    greeting you sir.... we are interested to grow spirulina and what about the seeds or fertilizers and its amount ratio we couldnt get information can you guide us
  • malathi said on March 24, 2013
    i am from kumbakonam, thanjavur(dt), tamilnadu, india. we want to grow spirulina i want to know about the fertilizers and production
  • Neeladevi said on April 13, 2013
    I am interested to know about spirulina . I am from chennai Madipakkam. We have lot of space to do cultivate. We want to grow spirulina. Thanking you for giving me information.
  • David B said on April 19, 2013
    I can send Spirulina Cultures, instructions and organic homemade nutrient instructions to all benevolent institutions. Please contact me at sweetwater.david@gmail.com
  • Anthony Selvan said on April 20, 2013
    Dear Friends After years of research and understanding, I started dealing Spirulina Wholesale in its pure form. I take pride in procuring and supplying Original, Guaranteed and Pure Spirulina with maximum nutritional content of protein and minerals across the globe. I can supply Small to large quantity of Quality Spirulina(as it is) meeting International Standards. If your esteemed self is interested in starting up his/her own venture in retail, wholesales or export in any country. I can be of assistance. Please contact: anthonyselvan@gmail.com, and let me know your requirement in detail, I will promptly cater to your need anywhere in India or abroad. Regards, Anthony Selvan
  • N. Raja Prabhu said on April 29, 2013
    Dear Sir, a few months ago I started a new business to cultivate Spirulina. I have a good quality of dry spirulina powder. Then I like to market my business. If there is any Place, Company, Contact person to sale my product in good cost. So please suggest us purchase my product. N. Raja Prabhu, Mobile no. : 9500978176. Kuchipalayam, Kovilvenni(Post), Needamangalam(TK), Thiruvarur(Dist), Tamilnadu, India – 614403.
  • Yogesh said on May 6, 2013
    I need live spirulina algae starter kit so plz do need full ASAP. tHANKS.
  • vinay prasad mm said on June 1, 2013
    sir i want to grow spirulina in my form so i want some information regarding about how to grow n marketing vinay
  • N.krishnaveni said on June 1, 2013
    hi sir please give me your full details about the spirulina culture & training center in tamilnadu. thanks.
  • siva kumar said on June 24, 2013
    Sir, I want to grow spirulina at home level would u pls send me the details my contact number 8985756919 Andhra prradesh
  • Shivraj kale said on June 28, 2013
    I want total information spiral & algee cultivation in pune maharashtra
  • Amol Darekar said on July 9, 2013
    dear Sir, i am living at Ahmednagar, maharashtra, india. i want to start algee production plant in Ahmednagar for spirulina. so need your guidance. you can send related material at above mentioned e-mail id.
  • Manivannan Ganesan said on July 23, 2013
    Sir, I want to grow spirulina getting the training I will start in large sector for business purpose please help me sir.
  • Anand said on August 1, 2013
    Sir i want to start spirulina project in my area please give me some tools and seeds to start the business i want to start large scale level i am fully trained in the spirulina project i hope i will do very well
  • G.Natarajan said on August 3, 2013
    i want to grow spirulina on my one acre area. good water facility available location of land: a small village in Virudhunagar dist, Tamilnadu. is it worth? FOR one acre what would be net gain/ cultivation, marketing, duration to get yield, one time yield or continuous pl make available full details. thank you, sir
  • siraj said on August 5, 2013
    Hi I am siraj, I want to cultivate spirulina in tamilnadu. kindly assist me in the issues of dealership. my mobile number : 9791800523
  • i.turki said on August 6, 2013
    dear Sir, i am a new graduated tunisian engineer (sea sciences major)interested in growing spirulina on commercial basis. pls guide me.
  • p. karthick said on August 7, 2013
    Dear sir, i am karthick from kodavasal, i want to cultivate spirulina in tamilnadu (thiruvarur dist) , so need your guidance . you can send related material(seeds) at above mentions. contact as 9944881414.
  • AnilRaj said on September 17, 2013
    Hi, I am from Chennai and interested in Spirulina cultivation. Before that, I want to know if there is a good market demand and if so it would be really great if I could know where can I sell my product. Can anyone please let me know about it (anil.rajs3@gmail.com, 9003138876) Thanks, Anil
  • gangadhar said on October 6, 2013
    I have seen a post from mr. Sushil Khanal above. I am also from Nepal and has a good exposure in cultivation of spirulina in early days of my career.. I can help Mr. sushil if he is serious about the project. May I get his contact no... my no in india is +91 9437073478 thx regards.. Gangadhar
  • mohan kale said on October 10, 2013
    hi, I am mohan. i am interested in spirulina algae production commercially. my location is ,mohan kale dhanora road, opp.income tax office,BEED.MAHARASHTRA.india.pin-431122.my mob.no.is 9422240244.all of you are requested to share knowledge with me regarding spirulina cultivation. my email id is ncpl39@yahoo.com.thanks
  • adhi narayanan said on October 26, 2013
    I need the details about where spirulina cultivation training provided in tamilnadu.
  • Anil.V. Gopal said on November 19, 2013
    Sir, I am Anil, From Kottayam Dist Of Kerala. I am interested in spirulina production commercially. want to know if there is a good market demand and if so it would be really great if I could know where can I sell my product and farming techniques, and where training available
  • Sunny V said on November 23, 2013
    Hi, I am interested in growing spirulina on commercial basis. Initially, I want to cultivate in small scale preferably in my farm house and develop it in a large scale business. Please can you provide the details of training centers and market scope. I am from pollachi, Tamilnadu. Thanks in advance.
  • shalini said on November 27, 2013
    hi sir, i am interested in spirulina production .i just want to try in small scale .did my btech biotechnology. i would be thankful if you guide .i am from coimbatore ......thank you
  • Gabriel said on December 3, 2013
    Hello Sir, I am looking for some opportunity to tap in the field of Spirulina Cultivation. I would be greatly thankful if you can guide me through this. I am planning to establish this commercially in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Regards.
  • Periyasamy said on December 3, 2013
    Hello Sir, We are ready to start Spirulina production. we want to start as full time business. please provide your valuable guidelines. also we are expecting comments and guidelines from other people who are already started this business. I am from Tamilnadu Erode district. I hope my place is better for this cultivation. please feel free to contact me. my email: iperiyasamy@gmail.com, Phone No:- 8123999966
  • suresh said on December 4, 2013
    Dear Sir, I would like to start spirulina business at home level Can you give me idea about how to begin that business at home level. Please give me the necessary information for me. Thanks & Regards Suresh
  • surendra said on December 15, 2013
    Sir, I would like to cultivate spirulina algae firstly at my home level can you give me some idea about how to begin this business at home level. Please help me. Thanking you, Yours faithfully, Surendra bhandare
  • T. Saran said on December 25, 2013
    I am saran from tamilnadu, the region of virdhunagar district , satur .. I love todo a spirulina cultivation. so please inform when and where the training class starts.. Government can offer a loan for this business
  • Vignesh sampath said on December 25, 2013
    Dear sir, i would like to start marketing with spirulina product, but i have no contact to production companies.
  • anand said on December 29, 2013
    i like to cultivate spirulina at my home level can you give me some ideas. i want to know about that too. i like to export is that possible.
  • D.Mohanraj said on December 29, 2013
    sir, we have good quality spirulina capsules, made from our own farm. those who are willing to market and buy for self use you can contact us. +91-9791163536, pure.gspirulinafarm@gmail.com
  • raaj .a said on January 4, 2014
    i would like to start spairulina cultivation in chennai pls guide me sir
  • jagdish d l said on January 5, 2014
    i am farmer at murbad dist thane state maharashtra india i want to grow spirulina please guide for cultivation market and training awaiting for your kind reply
  • amit said on January 7, 2014
    Dear Sir, i am from Pune, maharashtra, india. i want to start spirulina production. kindly guide me about the source of mother culture and production technique. Thanks
  • balaji said on January 8, 2014
    Dear Sir, i am from HYDERABAD, india. i want to start spirulina plantation, production. kindly guide me about the source of mother culture and market, production technique. i have 2 acers land plz advice.
  • pankaj said on January 9, 2014
    I want to start spirulina production. please guide me. thank you.
  • chandhan said on January 14, 2014
    dear friends we are an exporters of indian herbs, we have a requirements of spirulina powder in bulk quantity, regularly so cultivators kindly contact us E-mail:patiloverseas@gmail.com
  • dileep said on January 17, 2014
    Dear Sir, I live in Bangalore interest to grow spirulina at home level, please guide me.
  • Dr. NP Reddy said on January 20, 2014
    Hi. We are research scientists from andhra pradesh and we are planning for spirulina cultivation farm with all facilities. We are looking for suitable consultants who can help us. Interested people can contact us at reddypr1212@gmail.com
  • Rajasivabalan said on January 24, 2014
    i am interested grow spirulina at home can you give the kindly guide me about the source of mother culture and production technique
  • D.Jeevithra said on January 25, 2014
    Hi, i am interested to start spirulina growth and sales. so kindly guide me about the spirulina production technique, and how to export
  • M.Pattabhiraman. said on January 27, 2014
    I would like to start spirulina cultivation in chennai pls guide me sir
  • karan said on February 6, 2014
    Dear sir, I am from Maharashtra and interested to start with spirulina culture. so kindly guide me about the culture and how to obtain pure culture.
  • ramesh ramchandani said on February 15, 2014
    i am interested in starting spirulina farm in gujarat pl provide information
  • Anil Mengade said on February 18, 2014
    Dear Sir, I want to start spirulina farm in PUNE district, Maharashtra, Please give me full details about it on - 8698836950. Thanks & Regards, Anil
  • mohan kumar said on February 19, 2014
    hi sir, am interested in spirulina production, who is the buyer in tamilnadu, how to know it?
  • S. Thiyagarajan said on February 27, 2014
    We are interested to buy spirulina on regular basis. interested people contact me at dr.sthiyagarajanphd@gmail.com, +919444024772
  • ganesh kumar said on March 1, 2014
    Sir, i am interested in growing spirulina at home base business. need your advise. Regards, Ganesh
  • Mr Odeey E. Godslight said on March 3, 2014
    I am Odeey Emmanuel Godslight,MD, Moringa Resources Ltd, Plot P/9, Area A, New Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Tel. 08037160590, 08062756575' e-mail: moringaresources@gmail.com. We are poised to establish the first commercial spirulina farm in Nigeria on a 179 acres piece of land in Southeast Nigeria.Anyone who is willing to partner with us (in the area of skill, technology, finance) should contact us as soon as possible.
  • Adith said on March 7, 2014
    I am interested in establishing Salt tolerant Sapirulina production on a industrial scale for use as fish feed. Proposed location is in coastal area 350kms south of Chennai. Source water is brackish / sea water. Turnkey consultants who can establish and operate the project please contact with details ASAP.
  • manikandavelu said on March 15, 2014
    spirulina training is being provided at Institute of fisheries Technology ponneri the contact number is 044 27991566
  • Dhanasekaran.C said on March 17, 2014
    Hello sir, I am willing to cultivate Spirulina in my farm. I need more information about the cultivation training and product marketing etc. Regards, Dhanasekaran.C, Dharmapuri, IN Mobile: +91 9486884900
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