Reducing the Carbon Footprint by Cultivating and Consuming Spirulina: A Mini-review

Meena S. Parthiban *

Department of Environmental Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

Manimekalan A.

Department of Environmental Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Increased carbon emissions have increased global warming resulting in tremendous changes in the climate factor. Climate change has brought drought, cyclones, floods, tsunami, irregular             rainfall patterns threatening food security, cleanwater, etc. To reduce the impacts of global warming that are detrimental to humanity and the biosphere, global nations have agreed to               reduce carbon emissions and go for a low carbon footprint in all industrial and commercial activities. This study analyzes the cultivation and consuming spirulina (Arthospira platensis) as a win-win situation for sustainable development in terms of GDP as well as carbon capture &storage (CCS).

Keywords: Sustainability, carbon capture, bluegreen algae, nutrient rich bioresource, phycocyanin

How to Cite

Parthiban, M. S., & A., M. (2022). Reducing the Carbon Footprint by Cultivating and Consuming Spirulina: A Mini-review. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 12(11), 3069–3076.


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