Do seaweeds take up nutrients from the marine environment? Do their production of oxygen give a much-appreciated contribution of oxygen? And what happens to the biodiversity in areas with seaweed cultivation? These were some of the headlines, when 12 scientists at the end of May 2018 set out for a week-long cruise on board Aurora, […]
This spring we are happy to announce that also in Denmark, the sugar kelp so far shows good growth on the 2D substrates! A visit to the seaweed farm at Hjarnø late March revealed healthy looking seaweed on the nets, ribbons and AlgaeTex ropes. At Hjarnø, the seaweed deployed in October had higher yields compared […]
MAB4 researcher, Professor Mette Olaf Nielsen from University of Copenhagen recently presented MAB4 results concerning feed trials on pigs at an international seminar. You can find a video with Mette presenting the results here and find her slides here. Mette also gave an interview to Feedinfo News Service about the MAB4 feed trials taking place […]
Recently the weather forecast on Danish national television DR1 visited the MAB4 cultivation site in the Limfjord together with PhD student Peter Schmedes from DTU Aqua. You can see the very inpressive growth of the seaweed in the feature here.
Right now new European standards are being developed for the utilization of algae in e.g. cosmetics and MAB4 researchers are being part of the process. Guidelines for the both cultivation and harvest of the algae, extraction processes and effects of algae derived ingredients in the cosmetic products are developed. MAB4 researchers Wolfgang Stelte from Danish […]
At the 7th Nordic Seaweed Conference held in Grenaa 11 th and 12th of October 2017 a proto type of a new face cream with seaweed extracts was launched. The new cream is made by the Danish company Melissa and it is the result of activities in the MAB4 project. Read much more about seaweed-based […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]