I have started a database of all companies working on seaweed, microalgae and cyanobacteria (spirulina).
The database currently contains around 800 companies, 150 investors and 150 species of algae.
Development of the database
There is more work to do, both in terms of adding new companies, as well as completing and verifying the information of companies already in the database.
I would also like to make the information more accessible without having to send you off to a third-party website.
To improve on the work done so far, Phyconomy is in need of some money. That is why the database has now become a paying feature at 5 euro / month.
Accessing the database
To access the full database, please buy me a coffee here, either one-time or as a recurring monthly subscription. I will then send you the link to access the complete database. Apologies for the low-tech approach – if this monetisation scheme proves to be successful, the system will be improved.
The demo view below is limited to 100 companies.
How the database works
At the top, you find 3 different tables, collecting companies and organisations, algae species and investors.
In the sidepanel on the left, click on the different views for a quick overview per sector.
If you want to drill down further into the data, use the final “All companies – no filter” view, and make your own custom view with the tools in the top-bar, just below the table tabs.
- Hide fields: don’t show certain columns
- Filter: only show records that correspond to your criteria
- Group: organise records according to one or more fields
- Sort: sort records alphabetically or numerically by every field
The fields you can use are
- Company size
- Type of algae used (micro or macro)
- Algae species
- Position in the value chain (production, manufacturing, …)
- Production process, production location & production specifics
- Notes & website
So you could for instance search for all companies in Ireland harvesting Saccharina latissima, or all start-ups using photobioreactors to produce algae for bioplastics manufacturing.
If you want to add or correct some data yourself about your own organisation, please send me a message, and I will correct it.
Any other comments, positive or negative, are also much appreciated!
The EU’s EMODNET database was an excellent point of departure for my own efforts. Many thanks to the authors for sharing their work.