Agricultural Sciences


Cultivation Technology for Commercial Scale Farming of Kappaphycus alvarezii, a Principal Source of -carrageenan


Agricultural Sciences

Developing Agency:

Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

Brief Description

Description :

Kappaphycus alvarezii, a marine red alga that is not occurring naturally in Indian waters, has been introduced by CSIR-CSMCRI following all the quarantine procedures and developed successful cultivation technology using raft method for locations with moderate wave action and monocline method for calm waters. This technology is a process of cultivating Kappaphycus alvarezii in india.