Capturing the value of seaweed

Seaweed is the fastest growing biomass in the world and has many valuable CO2-reducing applications. Without using any land, fresh water, or fertilizer.

We are determined to contribute to a liveable future for our children and the generations to come. Convinced that seaweed can play a major role in this, we combine unique biological, technological and financial expertise to implement innovative CO2-reducing seaweed concepts, all over the globe.

Our approach

Capturing the value of seaweed

Seaweed is the fastest growing biomass in the world and has many valuable CO2-reducing applications. Without using any land, fresh water, or fertilizer.

We are determined to contribute to a liveable future for our children and the generations to come. Convinced that seaweed can play a major role in this, we combine unique biological, technological and financial expertise to implement innovative CO2-reducing seaweed concepts, all over the globe.

Our approach

The impact of seaweed

With different processing technologies seaweed can be used as biomass to generate energy: green gas, electricity, or heat.

No other mechanism known to humankind is as effective in addressing global warming as capturing carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Seaweed is the fastest growing biomass on earth, and plays a big role in reducing and sinking CO2.

Seaweed captures CO2 and therefore increases the pH levels in the ocean, which supports the critical environment for marine life such as corals. As well seaweed offers a safe haven and habitat to promote marine biodiversity.

Seaweed is a source of proteins, and can substitute animal protein sources and protect rain forests from excessive soy plantations. Seaweed offers many health benefits as a whole food, such as wakame salad or nori (sushi). And seaweed can be used as feed supplement for animals, eliminating the need for antibiotics and reducing animal methane emissions. 

Seaweed can serve as alternative for the production of biodegradable plastics, since it minimises the impact on the food chain and is chemical-independent. Bioplastics from seaweeds are reported to be more resistant to microwave radiation, less brittle and durable.

Seaweed contains about 80% fresh water, which can be captured via drying and centrifuging or collected as a residue from the digestion process.

Seaweed offers many valuable extracts, such as fucoidan, for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food industry. Studies undertaken across the globe by leading research institutes, have investigated fucoidan in areas such as immune modulation, anti-inflammation, cancer therapy, cardiovascular health as well as gut and digestive health. 

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The impact of seaweed

With different processing technologies seaweed can be used as biomass to generate energy: green gas, electricity, or heat.

No other mechanism known to humankind is as effective in addressing global warming as capturing carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Seaweed is the fastest growing biomass on earth, and plays a big role in reducing and sinking CO2.

Seaweed captures CO2 and therefore increases the pH levels in the ocean, which supports the critical environment for marine life such as corals. As well seaweed offers a safe haven and habitat to promote marine biodiversity.

Seaweed is a source of proteins, and can substitute animal protein sources and protect rain forests from excessive soy plantations. Seaweed offers many health benefits as a whole food, such as wakame salad or nori (sushi). And seaweed can be used as feed supplement for animals, eliminating the need for antibiotics and reducing animal methane emissions. 

Seaweed can serve as alternative for the production of biodegradable plastics, since it minimises the impact on the food chain and is chemical-independent. Bioplastics from seaweeds are reported to be more resistant to microwave radiation, less brittle and durable.

Seaweed contains about 80% fresh water, which can be captured via drying and centrifuging or collected as a residue of the digestion process.

Seaweed offers many valuable extracts, such as fucoidan, for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food industry. Studies undertaken across the globe by leading research institutes, have investigated fucoidan in areas such as immune modulation, anti-inflammation, cancer therapy, cardiovascular health as well as gut and digestive health. 

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The problem we see

Our planet suffers from the effects of climate change due to an overdose of CO2. The need to also focus on the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere is becoming increasingly clear.

Seaweed is then one of the most probate options. It absorbs CO2 from air and water, and is the fastest growing biomass on earth. It has many applications and can be grown on a large scale in many locations. This allows seaweed to make a substantial contribution to solving the CO2 problem.

But so far, seaweed growing has not been a straight forward business…

“Seaweed is one of the few truly scalable solutions for addressing the CO2 problem” ~ Prof. Tim Flannery

Our approach

We combine unique biological and technological expertise to integrate the seeding, growing, harvesting and processing of seaweed. As a result we are able to cultivate certified seaweed on a commercial scale at open sea, and produce seaweed in the quantities needed to fully benefit from large-scale CO2-reducing applications.

Without using any land, fresh water, or fertilizer.

At our concession in Ireland we have started a commercial seaweed site. This will be the first step towards achieving our goal to deliver CO2-reducing seaweed products and applications on a large scale.

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The problem we see

Our planet suffers from the effects of climate change due to an overdose of CO2. The need to also focus on the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere is becoming increasingly clear.

Seaweed is then one of the most probate options. It absorbs CO2 from air and water, and is the fastest growing biomass on earth. It has many applications and can be grown on a large scale in many locations. This allows seaweed to make a substantial contribution to solving the CO2 problem.

But so far, seaweed growing has not been a straight forward business…

“Seaweed is one of the few truly scalable solutions for addressing the CO2 problem” ~ Prof. Tim Flannery

Our approach

We combine unique biological and technological expertise to integrate the seeding, growing, harvesting and processing of seaweed. As a result we are able to cultivate certified seaweed on a commercial scale at open sea, and produce seaweed in the quantities needed to fully benefit from large-scale CO2-reducing applications.

Without using any land, fresh water, or fertilizer.

At our concession in Ireland we have started a commercial seaweed site. This will be the first step towards achieving our goal to deliver CO2-reducing seaweed products and applications on a large scale.

Get in touch

Get in touch

Do you have a great business idea that builds on the unlimited potential of seaweed? Are you looking for an inspiring speaker for your next sustainability event? Interested to join our team? Or is there anything else you would like to talk about?

If you want to learn more about what we do at The Seaweed Company, please let us know. We are looking forward to receiving your message!

The Seaweed Company BV

Get in touch

A great seaweed business idea? Looking for an inspiring speaker for your event? Interested to join our team? Or anything else?

Please let us know, we are looking forward to receiving your message!

The Seaweed Company BV