Seagriculture EU

21 - 22 June 2023

Trondheim, Norway

David Mackie, Director, Marine Biopolymers, United Kingdom

About the speaker: 

Founding Director of Marine Biopolymers Ltd, a seaweed biorefining company. A relative novice in seaweeds (only 10 years!) but now has extensive knowledge and experience, both at the detailed and the strategic level, and a previous “life” in both Speciality Chemicals and Forest Products, including on the Market side, has enabled this.

Company info:

Marine Biopolymers Ltd (or MBL) is a Scottish based company specialising in the Biorefining of Brown (mainly Kelp) seaweeds. Currently at Pilot Scale but transiting to full scale Commercial production, after many learning experiences along the way. It has patented technology in seaweed biorefining, with especial relevance to (Wild or Natural) Laminaria hyperborea and key/core products include Alginate, Cellulose and High Potassium salt.