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Seagriculture 2019

8th International Seaweed Conference

"Seaweed Success Stories"

25-26 September 2019, Ostend, Belgium


Wednesday 25 September - Day 1

Session 1: Success Story


Bert Groenendaal, R&D project coordinator, Sioen Industries, BE


Marcel Schuttelaar, Founder of Schuttelaar & Partners, NL


Carl Decaluwé, Governor Province West-Vlaanderen, BE

Helena Abreu


Helena Abreu, Managing Director, AlgaPlus, PT
Olivier De Clerck,
Prof. dr. Olivier De Clerck, Ghent University, BE

Session 2: EU Consortia on Health 

“Medical trials with seaweeds extracts on patients with gastrointestinal disorders”

Alexander Villadsen, Silkeborg Hospital, DK

Monique Mulder

"Dietary Sargassum fusiforme improves memory and reduces amyloid plaque load in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model"

Monique Mulder, Head of the Laboratory of Vascular Medicine at Erasmus MC, NL

"Novel feed additives based on ensiled seaweeds and rapeseed”

Søren Kjærulff, CEO Fermbiotics, DK

“Commercial kelp processing and storage including ensilage methods for value creation
and improved health” 

Urd Grandorf Bak, Ocean Rainforest, FO 

Session 3: Mechanization

"Large-scale offshore seaweed farming" 

Patrice Vandendeale, Business Development Manager, AtSeaNova, BE

Shrikumar Suryanarayan,

“A tropical seaplant based bioeconomy – Advances in cultivation systems“ 

Shrikumar Suryanarayan, Chairman and co-founder, Sea6 Energy Private Limited, IN
Kim Kristensen, Managing Director and co-owner, Arctic Seaweed, NO
Charles , CEO, SeatechEnergy, NL

Session 4: Applications (cosmetics, bioplastics, food)

''Oceanium: Developing the seaweed biorefinery concept to produce bio-packaging"

Dr. Charlie Bavington, CTO/Co-Founder, Oceanium, UK

"Seaweed packaging to tackle plastic pollution"

Pierre Paslier, Co-Founder, Skipping Rocks Lab, UK

Taylor Widrig, President, Mermaid Fare, CA

Thursday 26 September - Day 2

Session 5: Macrofuels (Large Scale) 

“ Ecosystem impact of large-scale macroalgae cultivation“ 

Annette Bruhn, Senior Researcher Seaweed Cultivation, Aarhus University, DK 
Anne Belinda Bjerre,
Anne Belinda Bjerre, Senior Scientist, Danish Technological Institute, DK
Philippe Potin, Scientific coordinator IDEALG & GENIALG, FR

"Findings of the COM Blue Bio-economy Forum"

Andrea Weber, Policy Officer, DG MARE, BE

Session 6: Chain thinking

Benny Pycke, R&D Project Manager, SIOEN, BE

"Towards an impact driven seaweed industry: enabling technical and social innovation."

Koen van Swam, General and Public Affairs Manager, Noordzeeboerderij, NL

"Seaweed innovation in Korea – Beyond the limits of food"