Algae not only produce their own food, but also provide sustenance and energy for other ecosystems, such as coral reefs. Nutrients and minerals absorbed by algae give them the power and energy to grow and reproduce. By working with the algae in wastewater, we’re allowing them to flourish, while producing valuable biomass and cleaned effluents. Not only do algae consume nutrients, they can also protect the environment from tough contaminants such as heavy metals, chemicals and pharmaceutical substances. Some these contaminants can be captured by algae, which can later be valorised by wastewater operators.