Seagriculture EU

21 - 22 June 2023

Trondheim, Norway

From cultivation to consumable products –  “a long road that needs a short-cut”

Alwin Kool, CEO, Co-founder, SeaweedTech, The Dutch Seaweed Group, 

The Netherlands

About the speaker: 

Key characteristics: result driven, energetic, adapter, connector, relationship focused. As investment manager for the Dutch development bank FMO he successfully structured and concluded numerous equity, debt & mezzanine transactions. Before that he worked at the United Nations Environment Program at the chemicals and pesticide division. Alwin studied biology (MSc) & European Environmental Management (MEM) and is able to assess sustainable feasibility and is a true “green business” believer. Eco-systems performance is in his view a mirror and tutor for true sustainable entrepreneurship, i.e. “nature is neither tender nor stable and always on the move”. In 2020 he co-founded his own company SeaweedTech that recently merged with the Dutch Seaweed Group in the Netherlands.

Company info:


The Dutch Seaweed Group (DSG), the merger of Dutch Seaweed Group (founded in 2020) and SeaweedTech (founded in 2020) is located in Yerseke. The Company stands for healthy, sustainable, local seaweed harvested from their own farm in the Oosterschelde and will cultivate and maintain seaweed from its (future) land-based cultivation farm (location to be determined). DSG controls the entire process from seed cultivation to processing. Activities include seed cultivation, growing of the seaweed (near-shore & land-based), harvesting, processing, product development and sales.