The right locations for seaweed farms, is one of the priorities for successful farming on the North Sea. For safe assets, good growth and minimal spatial and ecological burden.
Farming & technology
Innovative technologies for high-quality and cost-effective breeding, cultivation and harvest is another priority. It enables optimal yields with a sustainable way of working.
Markets & applications
Third priority is serving and developing valuable markets and a healthy supply-demand balance, providing great seaweed products for people, animals and plants.
Seaweed for a greener world
3 priorities for success
Climate change, and the growing demand for food and nutrients, challenges us to think differently and shift to sea(weed). We envision multi-use farms to create the optimal synergy of nature, food and energy on the North Sea. To get there, we work with 3 steps for success: product locations, farming & technology and markets & applications.
The most sustainable way of growing seaweed is to make smart combinations. Cultivate seaweed, source clean energy and improve biodiversity all at the same time. This is how we move towards a greener world with seaweed.
To set up 1 billion euro impact driven blue economy, in and from the Netherlands.
This requires new skills and talents, such as technicians, engineers, farmers with a sustainable affinity.
Land surface, sweet water and fertilizer is needed for seaweed cultivation.
To avoid depletion of already scarce resources. Seaweed is one of the most sustainble crops.
Organisations that work together and exchange knowledge in one community.
For faster and smarter developments in the seaweed industry. This community is called the Seaweed Platform.
Reduction in the atmosphere, if we use and cultivate seaweed smart
Capturing CO2 in the surface water, using seaweed proteins in food products and reducing methane emissions as feed additive.
All over Europe, people work together and invest in de seaweed sector.
We are creating new knowledge to apply better technologies and well suited applications.
The Dutch Climate Agreement supports the seaweed movement.
The agreement aims de develop nature-inclusive farms within wind parks before 2030. We support the policy making and realization of the plans.
North Sea Innovation Lab
The essential part of making a change, is to act. That is why we initiated the North Sea Innovation Lab: an offshore lab of 6 square kilometres, 12 kilometres from the coast of The Hague. NSIL is accessible for everybody who wants to do research, set up pilots and test technologies. If you want to start commercial activity offshore, this is the place to start.
Cooking with ‘Groente uit zee’
A healthier climate can simply start in your kitchen. By cooking with seaweed! Take a look at our seaweed cookbook 'Groente Uit Zee' (or in English 'Ocean Greens'). It contains numerous recipes, preparation tips, information on seaweed species and nutritional value.