Seaweed-based market applications

Project title: SeaMark

Partners: Matís ( Guðmundur Óli Hreggviðsson), Ocean Rainforest, Lund University, Nofima Stichting Wageningen Research, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet and 20 other universities, research institutes and industrial partners

Research Fund: Horizon Europe-CL6

Initial year: 2022

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Guðmundur Óli Hreggviðsson

Strategic Scientist

SeaMark will upscale seaweed cultivation in Europe based on proven near-shore and exposed seaweed cultivation systems and land-based Integrated Multi Tropic Aquaculture (IMTA) systems. SeaMark will utilise recent ground-breaking selective breeding technologies within EU seaweed crop genetics to increase biomass yield.

Main outcomes of the project are 12 innovative products which will be developed, tested, and launched to relevant market segments by the conclusion of this project. The entire value chain will be analysed for techno-economic feasibility and socio-economic impact. The ecosystem services will be identified and quantified, and regulatory hurdles will be addressed. The role of Matís in Seamark is to increase valorization of seaweed by developing new bioactive products applying enzymatic tools and processes.