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.  

ABOUT MAB4

The MAB4 project focus on cultivating seaweed on a large scale and using it for food and skin products.  While running out of farmland, new opportunities show up for growing sea-crops in the oceans. Many seaweed species are highly nutritious and rich in bioactive substances, those can serve as ingredients for food and cosmetics. In Far East, […]