In 2014-2016 Acrres, a part of Wageningen UR identified the opportunities for applying algae in feed. The published report describes the benefits and disadvantages of microalgae as a nutrient source in livestock diets and the operational aspects of its application in farm animal diets. The report provides all to that date available background information.
The cultivation of algae in The Netherlands was still limited and mostly took place in open basins, but also in tube reactors or in plastic bags, which are exposed to sunlight. this article showed at that moment in time the potential for algae in the livestock field.