‘Photosynthesis at its best’: Cyanotech adds two new solar systems

  • Cyanotech, established in 1984, is a microalgae producing company that uses large ponds, designed to mimic an open raceway, to produce health supplements that are shipped around the world. BioAstin, Hawaiian Astaxanthin and Spirulina, the company’s main products, are derived from the microalgae grown at the farm, in conditions that are 85 degrees and sunny, with limited rainfall and consistent temperatures. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

  • Cyanotech's extraction processor is seen last week at the NELHA facility. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

Cyanotech has doubled-down on its commitment to renewable energy with the recent addition of two new solar systems to power operations at its 96-acre aquaculture farm in Kailua-Kona.