The main project is aimed at exploiting new species of farmed algae for the food market on an industrial scale. With subtasks focused on lab techniques and protocols as well as outdoor tank and sea farming of red algae. As a pioneering seaweed farming business in Norway we have extensive knowledge of hatchery techniques, seeding, culture maintenance and sea operations on brown algae species, and due to strong market demand now want to expand our knowledge into popular species of red algae.
Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) is a Norwegian company working with cultivation, harvesting and processing of
seaweed. SES has been a leading company within the development of modern cultivation
structures for seaweed and has since 2009 been the leader of several large
reserach projects within cultivation technology, biology and processing. SES is the owner and operator of one of the largest seaweed farms in Europe at Frøya, Norway and is also a
supplier of technology and services to the seaweed industry. SES aims to become a leading B2B supplier of seaweed for direct consumption and for food ingredients. SES is participating as work package leader in the project "GENIALG: GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery" SES is delivering seaweed to the project, and also involved in the development and building of a mechanized seaweed harvest device. (No.727892; 2017-2021,
total budget 12 mEUR).