Commercial production of duckweed spans over twenty years, with such notable examples as the PRISM project in Bangladesh, where founder Paul Skillicorn first used duckweed to remediate Mirzapur hospital wastewater, and then use the freshly harvested duckweed to feed local ponds of carp. The system has paid for itself many times over and is still working today.
A new project on the horizon is Olmito, TX where Paul and team will build a municipal wastewater remediation plant using duckweed. Again the resulting duckweed will serves as fish feedstock for a sustainable fisheries operation.
GreenSun Products, LLC, was founded in 2013 by Tamra Fakhoorian, Exec. Director of the ILA. The company focuses on sustainable duckweed production for the pet food industry, as well as R@D in other product lines. Her open house last fall garnered television coverage and visits from Kentucky State legislatures and the KY Agriculture Dept. www.GreenSunProducts.com