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Oct, 05 2023

Technological and Scientific Innovations and Developments is Expected to Drive U.S. Microalgae Market

Microalgae are microscopic algae which are also called single-celled algae. They can either live independently or in the form of colonies. These are photosynthetic microorganisms that reside in freshwater or salty water. According to their species, they can vary in size and shape whose size ranging from micrometers to hundred micrometers. The main function of microalgae is to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into algal biomass. Microalgae are used in the food, nutraceuticals, feed, and cosmetic industries and it is also used to make paper ink. Microalgae have been considered as most promising in the field of biodiesel feedstock and have been known as third-generation feedstock. Microalgae are members of the larger group of phytoplankton.

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The U.S. Microalgae Market is expected to reach USD 593.16 million by 2030 from USD 355.61 million in 2022 growing with a substantial CAGR of 6.7% in the forecast period of 2023 to 2030.   

Key Findings of the Study

U.S. Microalgae Market

Increasing Awareness among Consumers about Health Benefits of Microalgae Products

Microalgae cultivation is done on a large scale for the production of high-quality dietary products. Microalgae are exploited for their high protein content which has fulfilled the unmet diet demand of the growing population. Along with dietary components, microalgae also comprises several other bio-active components having anti-oxidative, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-hypertensive properties. Microalgae have been utilized for thousands of years due to their high dietary content. As new microalgae-containing products keep on launching, several market players are adopting initiatives to create awareness among consumers towards their innovative brands. Increasing awareness is boosting product sales which in turn positively impacts the microalgae market growth.

The increasing trend of plant-based food and rising health-related issues has increased the chances of microalgae-based products to dominate the market with their nutrition-rich products serving the demand of consumers in various domains of life ranging from human food to animal feed and nutrition to biofuel. Thus, the increasing awareness among consumers about the health benefits of algae products acts as a driver for market growth.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million

Segments Covered

Type (Spirulina, Chlorella, Haematococcus Pluvialis, Dunaliella Salina, Isochrysis, Phaeodactylum Tricornutum, Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, Porphyridium Cruentum, Nannochloropsis, Other), Category (Organic and Inorganic), Form (Powder/Dry and Liquid), Grade (Food Grade, Feed Grade, Fuel Grade, Cosmetic Grade, and Others), Application (Food & Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Personal, Bio-Fuel, Inks, Animal Feed and Others), Distribution Channel (Indirect and Direct)

Countries Covered


Market Players Covered

Cellana Inc. (U.S.), DSM (Netherlands), Cyanotech Corporation (U.S.), Algatech LTD (Israel), Corbion (Netherlands), Heliae Development, LLC (U.S),  AlgaEnergy (Spain), AstaReal AB (Japan), Parry Nutraceuticals (India), Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC (U.S.), Inner Mongolia Zaihuishou Bioengineering Co., Ltd. (China), Far East Bio-Tec Co., Ltd. (China), and DIC CORPORATION (Japan) among others

Data Points Covered in the Report

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Segment Analysis

The U.S. microalgae market is categorized into six segments, which are on the basis of type, category, form, grade, application and distribution channel.    

  • On the basis of type, the market is segmented into spirulina, chlorella, haematococcus pluvialis, dunaliella salina, isochrysis, phaeodactylum tricornutum, chlamydomonas reinhardtii, porphyridium cruentum, nannochloropsis, others.       

In 2023, spirulina segment is expected to dominate the U.S. microalgae market

In 2023, the spirulina segment is expected to dominate the market due to higher production rate and consumption demand. Moreover, spirulina is the most widely cultivated microalgae and have numerous potential uses in the field of cosmetic, food, ink, and others, with a market share of 24.17%.  

  • On the basis of category, the market is segmented into organic and inorganic.

In 2023, in-organic segment is expected to dominate the U.S. microalgae market

In 2023, the in-organic segment is expected to dominate the market due to its cost-effectiveness and scalability in producing microalgae for various applications, such as food additives, biofuels, and nutraceuticals, with a market share of 61.08%.

  • On the basis of form, the market is segmented into powder/dry and liquid. In 2023, the powder/dry segment is expected to dominate the market with a market share of 69.39%.
  • On the basis of grade, the market is segmented into food grade, feed grade, fuel grade, cosmetics grade and others. In 2023, the food grade segment is expected to dominate the market with a market share of 46.38%.
  • On the basis of application, the market is segmented into food & beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & personal, bio-fuel, inks, animal feed and others. In 2023, the dietary supplements segment is expected to dominate the market with a market share of 25.23%.
  • On the basis of distribution channel, the market is segmented direct and indirect. In 2023, the direct segment is expected to dominate the market with a market share of 64.37%.

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research analyzes DSM (Netherlands), Corbion (Netherlands), Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC (U.S.), and DIC CORPORATION (Japan), Algatech LTD (Israel) are the major market players. 

U.S. Microalgae Market

Recent Developments

  • In July 2022, AlgaEnergy announced that it has joined the Technology Platform Food for Life-Spain (PTF4LS) as an associate, led by the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB). This is considered the largest technological platform in the Spanish agri-food sector. This collaboration will help the organization develop more product portfolios.
  • In September 2021, DSM, a science-based organization, declared the fulfillment of its procurement of best option elements for a venture worth USD 453 million. The securing of best option fixings, the main provider of dairy-based exquisite flavouring.
  • In September 2021, DIC Corporation reported that it would make a natural venture of roughly yuan 1.2 billion (USD 9.0 million) at auxiliaries Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC, in the U.S. province of California, and Hainan DIC Microalgae Co., Ltd., in Individuals' Republic of China (PRC), the two of which produce eatable blue-green growth Spirulina and Spirulina-determined normal blue food shading LINABLUE.
  • In October 2020, Corbion expanded the adoption of AlgaPrime DHA in collaboration with the Thai Union. AlgaPrime DHA is an omega-3-rich algal feed ingredient derived from microalgae. As per the partnership, the company will provide AlgaPrime DHA to the Thai Union to feed of large-scale fish population. This collaboration helped the company to earn lucrative growth in the market.
  • In September 2019, Corbion strengthened its partnership with Brenntag in Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Brenntag has a wide EMEA region product portfolio and efficient distribution capabilities. This partnership allowed the company to go beyond traditional distribution capabilities and manufacture high-quality products.

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