Feeding cows a mixture of seaweed and rape reduce methane emission

Adding a mixture of fermented seaweed and rape to the feed of cows can reduce the methane emitted by cows farting and burping by 15-25% without reducing the milk production of the cows. The very promising news come from experiments carried out by MAB4 participants professor Mette Olaf Nielsen from Copenhagen University and founder and […]

PERSPECTIVES IN DANISH SEAWEED

Read about the interesting perspectives in cultivation and use of Danish seaweed in this interview with scientist Annette Bruhn from Bioscience, Aarhus University. The article is in Danish.  

OFFSHORE CULTIVATION OF SEAWEED – FIRST HARVEST

Early July seaweed growing in AlgaeCentre Denmark’s offshore cultivation site in Kattegat as part of the MAB4 project was harvested for the first time. The seaweed has been growing on lines in the area since December and the growth has been very good as expected in this area where a constant strong current brings plenty […]

7th NORDIC SEAWEED CONFERENCE – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Join the Nordic Seaweed Conference 11-12 October 2017 in Grenå. The conference gathers top speakers who will share their know-how within seaweed for feed, food, offshore cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed and much more. This year we spice up the conference with a dinner surrounded by sharks at the Kattegatcentre and a seaweed market with products from: […]

SELECTION AND BREEDING OF DANISH SEAWEED SPECIES

Within the Danish project MAB4 local seaweeds are selected and cross-bred for the best result regarding shape and content. The aim of the cultivation is to ensure optimal Danish supply to the biorefinery processes which are developed. Through this cultivation natural populations will remain intact, as only local species and ecotypes are used. The species […]

FIRST SEAWEED LINES SET OUT OFFSHORE AND INSHORE

In November, the first lines with 9 different variants of the local seaweed species sugarkelp (Saccharina latissima), were set out offshore near Grenaa by Aarhus University. The conditions were very challenging with hazardous currents, difficult wave conditions and a very hard underground filled with calcium. Three anchors broke before the first line was anchored at […]

CATTLE AND PIGS CAN EAT SEAWEED

A tiny bit of seaweed in the animal feed is good for cattle and pigs – and for the global climate. Just 2% of seaweed added to the feed can reduce the methane emission from cows by up to 99%. This promising result comes from an Australian research group based at James Cook University, Townsville, […]

WHAT IS SEAWEED?

What is seaweed? Seaweed is a special kind of plants growing in the ocean. There are more than 300 different species of seaweed in Danish waters and they are divided into 3 major groups: brown algae, red algae and green algae. Seaweed or algae? Seaweed and algae are almost the same but not quite. The […]

SEAWEED CAN BE USED AS…

Seaweed is a versatile ressource. Seaweed can be used as food, feed, ingredients, energy and a lot more. Researchers and companies joining forces in the MAB4 project expects that the importance of seaweed as a versatile and sustainable ressource will grow in the coming years.