The University of Cagliari in partnership with Carbosulcis promotes a project for the use the hot water of the "Monte Sinni" mine of Gonnesa, to produce the spirulina algae. Spirulina is an excellent food supplement with a high concentration of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, pigments, trace elements and essential fatty acids. Using the water in the mine would enable a high quality final product to be obtained.
The project is financed by the regional planning office with a grant of 140.000 euro. The first experimental phase was completed and the plant was officially inaugurated.
The next step will be called "Spirulina 2.0" and will mark the start of a new operational and design phase to test a more effective production system for seaweed, which guarantees a larger temporal extension, greater quantities and an entrepreneurial path in collaboration with the departments of the university.