Chemical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences


Production of Food Grade Agar from Cultivated Gracilaria edulis / G. debilis


Chemical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Production of Agarose



Social Benefits:

The dry seaweed has adequate shelf life when stored in plastic bags under ambient conditions, Preparation of the agarose is simple to undertake, The seaweed is amenable to cultivation in indian waters.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Gujarat

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

A feasible cultivation method has been developed for sustainable production of biomass for agar production using improved method. An improved process has been developed for extraction of superior quality agar from Gracilaria edulis, which may be useful for food, agriculture and biological applications.

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