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Feed is one of the target sectors for ambitious EU-funded seaweed project

Frozen Seaweed
Published Jun 14, 2022

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An EU-funded seaweed development project is getting underway. The focus is on ensuring product application in the medical, cosmetics, food, and animal feed sectors.

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An EU-funded seaweed development project is getting underway. The focus in on ensuring product application in the medical, cosmetics, food, and animal feed sectors. The project, SeaMark, which is short for Seaweed-Based Market Applications, is led by Faroe Islands and US-based seaweed cultivation pioneer, Ocean Rainforest, and it also comprises 25 international, cross-disciplinary partners. The initiative has been awarded a €9m (US$9.4m) grant, under a circular and bioeconomy focused Horizon Europe framework program, to upscale seaweed production and optimize its commercial potential. The project aims to lay the foundations for an entirely new European maritime industry to meet growing demand for seaweed-based products and attract investment from multiple sectors, with SeaMark looking to exploit the full spectrum of products derived from seaweeds on an unprecedented scale Seaweeds are among the fastest growing crops on the planet, requiring only sunlight, carbon dioxide and ...
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