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Alltech Algae in Winchester, Kentucky, is one of the largest algae production facilities in the world. It houses a variety of sizes and types of fermentors for growing heterotrophic algae. Algae are the fastest growing plant organisms in nature and have the ability to convert large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen. Algae’s biodiversity means that they have many potential uses. Algae are used in food, animal feed, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and biofuels. They can also be used for carbon sequestration and bioremediation of waste and waste water. Alltech Algae is primarily a research and testing facility.