Keynote: Stefan Kraan,
Director R&D of Oceana Organic Products and Aquaceuticals Ltd., Worldwide seaweed experiences
Dr Kraan is currently Co-Founder and Scientific Director of Oceana Organic Products Ltd and Aquaceuticals Ltd both companies producing seaweed based functional ingredient and extracts for human food product and consumption. Furthermore he is involved in the development of large-scale seaweed biomass cultivation programs for the bio-refineries and other nutraceutical applications. Dr Kraan has recently been elected president of the International Seaweed Association. His main fields of expertise are aquaculture of seaweeds, sustainable development of algal resources, industrial applications of seaweeds and usage of seaweeds in human consumption, biotechnology and biomedicine.