Seagriculture EU
29 - 30 June 2022
Bremerhaven, Germany

The seaweed marketplace. Place des algues

Jean-Baptiste Wallaert, President and founder, Place des algues, FR

About the speaker:

As an independent in JBW Consulting, he advises companies to set up their process toward valorization, to structure their purchasing activities and to promote seaweed as an innovative but fragile resource. Jean-Baptiste managed an alginate plant for 5 years. He’s also president of the seaweed union Chambre Syndicale des Algues et Végétaux marins (CSAVM) representing around 300m€ turnover and involved in setting up a seaweed industry.

Company info:

Place des algues is a private company set up in September 2021 in Brest (France) that aims at supporting a seaweed marketplace. Together with the association Merci les algues, the website was presented during the international agriculture exhibition in Paris on March 3rd.



Place des algues is an on-line shop to turn into a marketplace in order to connect business partners around seaweed. The platform supports transactions based on visible and open market between producers and buyers. As seaweed will be the alternative to feed growing population, to fertilize crops naturally, to improve our health we aim at bringing the best quality seaweeds available to transformers. The catalogue offers wild, cultivated, fresh, frozen, ground seaweeds from all over Europe ! Our expertise will lead you to the desired supply.


Marketplace, quality, traceability, visibility