Seagriculture EU

18 - 20 June 2024

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Advanced seaweed farming

Bert Groenendaal, Innovation Manager, AtSeaNova, Belgium

About the speaker: 

Bert Groenendaal obtained his PhD in polymer chemistry in 1996 at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). After a postdoctoral fellowship (1997) at the University of California at Berkeley he moved to industry where he worked in various R&D positions for several companies (Bayer AG, Agfa-Gevaert, SIOEN Industries). Since 2020 Bert works as an independent consultant focusing on materials research, aquaculture/mariculture and project management.

Bert has over 13 years of background in mariculture in general and seaweed cultivation in particular. He coordinated and/or participated in various international innovation projects related to seaweeds, and is co-founder of ATSEA Technologies (now ATSEA Nova), being a global supplier of turnkey seaweed farms, SWD Connectors, being a seaweed consultancy company, and BlueGreenery, being a landbased seaweed farm in Belgium. Bert refers to seaweeds as the feedstock of the future.

Company info:

AtSeaNova is a dynamic, technological SME supplying sustainable industrial turnkey seaweed farms across the world.

AtSeaNova combines the specific knowledge of HoldiNova, a business holding company specialized in the marine system protection and collection of algae and the experience of At-Sea Technologies founded in 2016 by 5 partners companies active in the European Project AT-SEA.

In 2018 HoldiNova group, invested in At-Sea Technologies as a majority partner to raise the company to a higher stage, more efficient and specialized in its area under the name of AtSeaNova.

Today, AtSeaNova has all the knowledge in house to supply industrial turnkey seaweed farms and the corresponding consumables according to the latest technologies.

Their products have been tested with a great success across the world (Ireland, North Sea, Spain, Scotland, Norway, Indonesia, Morocco…).