BGINN - Blue-Green Innovation Center, was started as a three year project to foster collaboration between R&D actors, representatives from the blue and green industries and County administrations in the two Norwegian regions Trøndelag and Nordland. The long term goal of the initiative is to generate the knowledge basis to create new value chains within the circular bioeconomy. BGINN is an umbrella organization lead by Nord University that shall facilitate active collaboration of research-based innovation across disciplines, industries and agencies. BGINN has national and international ambitions, and seek more partners to take a leading position in the field.
Hortimare is the supplier of high quality starting material to enable seaweed farmers to harvest good yields. We advise, support and collaborate closely with seaweed farmers in order for them to expand and scale up to essential volumes to make seaweed a competitive alternative for land-based products. Hortimare has over 10 years of experience in breeding and propagating seaweed. The expertise lies in the biological and technological area.
Ocean Rainforest is a limited company located in the Faroe Islands and in California, USA, producing seaweed in open ocean cultivation installations. The vision is to create local ocean rainforests around the world. Our purpose is to improve people’s wellbeing by growing seaweed while making a unique contribution to our blue planet. The business model is based on seeding, cultivation, harvesting, processing into a storage stable intermediate products and sales to the business-to-business market. The key values in the company culture are passion, teamwork and pioneering.
Ocean Rainforest has developed structural systems for macroalgae cultivation in both exposed and sheltered oceans conditions and related onshore processes for bringing the seaweed into a storage stable and sellable condition.
The offshore MacroAlgae Cultivation Rig (MACR) developed by Ocean Rainforest has since 2010 proven itself to be the “first of its kind” open ocean seaweed cultivation system in the world with higher growth rates and lower cost than other known offshore systems for similar seaweed species. The system can be upscaled, it is survivable, the growth is predictable and sustainable, and Ocean Rainforest has developed methods to make the production profitable.
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has been at the leading edge of global macro and micro algae and marine biotechnology research and development for more than 100 years and has been a trailblazer in seaweed farming for two decades. This science-led expertise is translated to practical applications via our commercial arm, SAMS Enterprise, which operates a state-of-the-art seaweed nursery.
Our supporting product development complements research on bio-security, Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) and mitigation of disease in seaweeds to maximise biomass yields and integrate with existing aquaculture operations. SAMS is also home to the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP).
As part of our mission to enable productive oceans whilst safeguarding the marine environment we produce site-specific strains of seaweed seeded line in a bio-secure nursery and offer consultancy services based on experience gained on our own farm.
Seaweed for Europe is a Coalition seeking to accelerate and scale the European seaweed industry by driving innovation and investment, with the ultimate aim of unlocking significant economic, environmental and social benefits. The Coalition brings together a range of stakeholders from the seaweed value chain, the investment world, and science and civil society thought leaders. It is headed by a Coalition Secretariat run by SYSTEMIQ as well as Co-Chairs Maria Damanaki, Maren Hjorth Bauer and Vidar Helgesen. Find out more at: www.seaweedeurope.com
SYSTEMIQ Ltd. is a certified B Corp with offices in London, Munich, Jakarta and Amsterdam. The company was founded in 2016 to drive the achievements of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by transforming markets and business models in three key economic systems: regenerative land use and ocean, low carbon energy, and materials and the circular economy. Find out more at: www.systemiq.earth
DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. The company can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.
DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, reduction of CO2 emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of natural resources. Although DEME’s activities originated with the core dredging business, the portfolio diversified substantially over the decades, including dredging and land reclamation, solutions for the offshore energy market, infra marine solutions and environmental solutions.
While the company’s roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. DEME can rely on 5,200 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile and modern fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, the company can provide solutions for even the most complex projects.
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
Dutch Seaweed Group stands for truly sustainable, healthy and local seaweed. As an innovative partner, we develop and supply Royal Kombu and Wakame from our own sustainable farm in the Eastern Scheldt. With large volumes of sustainable quality seaweed, we are moving in the market searching for partners and buyers who are open to all the wonderful applications of seaweed. All this with the idea that seaweed can have an enormous impact on our society in several areas. While everyone is looking for sustainable solutions to improve the world, Dutch Seaweed Group contributes to this through the sustainable cultivation of seaweed. The more seaweed, the more solutions. We are ready for anyone who shares these thoughts, together we can make more impact!
Murre Technologies has been supplying the EasyFarm system with which mussel seed cultivation is possible, for almost 20 years. This is a complete and thoroughly developed system for growing and harvesting mussels and mussel seed in the vertical water column. Murre Technologies also has its own processing machines for the seafood industry.
Seaweed cultivation and processing is their next development. Murre Technologies is building a harvester that harvests the seaweed from the cultivation nets in the sea. Sowing seaweed is also part of the EasyFarm concept, which is why they supply the complete system for harvesting and sowing the seaweed. Murre Technologies has developed a complete washing and drying solution for the processing of seaweed.