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Bio4Safe – Business Model for offshore seaweed cultivation

30/07/2020 - As part of the 2 seas Interreg Bio4safe project, the Noordzeeboerderij and Seaweed Platform member Green Giraffe are collaborating in developing a business model for offshore seaweed cultivation in the North Sea. The model can review the viability of various types of commercial seaweed value chains, and therewith help you to improve your business proposition. By highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of a value chain setup at an early stage we aim at easing the start and run of a (more) successful business with locally cultivated seaweeds.

Visit at the NSIL to check up on the IMPAQT pilot

30/07/2020 - Beginning of July, Noordzeeboerderij visited the North Sea Innovation Lab for a large operation with a vessel from Rijkswaterstaat. The purpose of the visit was to repair the communication box (DAS) on our monitoring buoy, inspect the mussel module for possible damage and decommission the remainder of the seaweed module.

Internship: Systems Engineer for seaweed cultivation & aquaculture

20/07/2020 - Are you a university student with an interest in sustainability, innovation and technology? And are you looking for an internship in an impact-driven organisation? Then we are looking for you!

World first: Seaweed cultivation within an offshore wind park

15/07/2020 - Noordzeeboerderij is, together with the Flemish-Dutch Interreg project 'Wier&Wind, working towards climate impact with seaweed! Because of a unique collaboration with offshore wind park Norther, the project consortium will be able to test scalable seaweed cultivation for the next two years within a Belgian wind park: an important step towards the realisation of multiple use on the North Sea.

Updates on the ValgOrize project: applications of seaweed in food

25/06/2020 - The Interreg 2-seas ValgOrize project has celebrated its first birthday and, together with our partners, we have published the first results. A great moment to give you an update of the past events, the current research activities and the partners involved.

Corona impact on Seaweed sector: Update 3

15/06/2020 - With the latest measurements the government is taking to limit the Corona outbreak in society, the impact of Corona on the seaweed sector continues. Prepare your organisation for the time to come and visit these links to sort out your situation. Below, you find the most recent articles and news with regard to entrepreneurship in times of Corona. 

Our May inspection of the IMPAQT pilot at the North Sea Innovation Lab

09/06/2020 - There are setbacks in pioneering, and Friday the 29th of May was one of those. We visited the IMPAQT pilot at plot 1 of the North Sea Innovation Lab for a sonar test, sampling of seaweed and inspection of all the deployed installation. After arriving at the IMPAQT pilot we noticed that the seaweed cultivation system was no longer in place.

Hot from the press!

25/05/2020 - As part of the Interreg Bio4safe project, the pilot ‘Biorefinery’ took place in February. The aim of this pilot was to determine the feasibility of using cultivated seaweeds for biostimulant products using press technology.

De Rijke Noordzee: new user on North Sea Innovation Lab

06/05/2020 - Our North Sea Innovation Lab welcomes a new user: De Rijke Noordzee! De Rijke Noordzee aims to restore nature in offshore wind farms. By testing their prototypes at various locations, one of which is our North Sea Innovation lab, they are able to build and improve their nature restoration solutions. We are very excited about this collaboration, since nature restoration in wind farms is an important factor in nature-inclusive multi-use sea farms.

Successful repair after February storms

17/04/2020 - During February the structures at our offshore North Sea Innovation Lab (NSIL) had to face multiple severe storms with waves up to 6 metres high. You can probably imagine these were exciting times for us, but we were also very curious about how the installations had coped with this type of weather.