Seagriculture EU

21 - 22 June 2023

Trondheim, Norway

Disruptive technology to enable a scaling seaweed industry

Kim Kristensen, Founder, CEO, Arctic Seaweed AS, Norway

About the speaker: 

Kim has been involved with Seaweed starting in 2015 as a mentor to a founder in the ocean restoration industry. Shortly after the idea underwent some pivots, he became responsible for one of the first seaweed technology companies in Norway, Arctic Seaweed AS. Kim has built up Arctic Seaweed together with his team with a specific focus on combining technology and biology. He is on a mission to develop the missing pieces to scale the industry to a level where it is sustainable. Financially, technologically and from an environment perspective.  

Company info:


Arctic Seaweed was established in 2016. The company has developed and tested an integrated and scalable solution for large scale seaweed farming and production. The company is currently expanding their production capacity to meet increasing market demands for farmed seaweed while at the same enabling other companies to scale up their own production by providing access to the company's technology.


Seaweed farming is not a new industry. But the current level of technology does not allow for proper scaling of production in Europe. The industry needs radical new solutions to disrupt the status quo. Arctic Seaweed is on a mission to develop these solutions to enable a sustainable seaweed industry to grow to maturity.