agriculture runs out of phosphor due to algae biofuel production

agriculture runs out of phosphor due to algae biofuel production

Originally submitted by Tuomo Kuosa
last updated by Maurizio Sajeva

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 2 - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Nutrition

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2025

Wild Card's description 
Algae production gets the highest priority in global energy markets. Production of large quatities of algae requires phosphor fertilizing. All available phosphor goes to algae production and agriculture especially in developing countries starts to severlly suffer from scarcity of phosphor fertilizes. Many developing countries end up to famine and quality of food nutrition goes down globally.