Positive climate impact with seaweed
North Sea Farmers is an international non-profit membership organization for the seaweed sector, consisting of approximately one hundred diverse partners throughout the value chain: from businesses (installation, energy suppliers, shipping, manufacturing, trading), leading financial and research institutes and NGO's. NSF works on joint investment projects and knowledge exchange on all aspects of sustainable seaweed cultivation and (food) innovation. Its activities are focused on but not limited to the North Sea. With this we aim to achieve a positive climate impact with seaweed.
Seaweed has a positive impact in many ways. Both as a raw material and through its various applications. It can reduce carbon emissions, strengthen biodiversity and relieve pressure on resources. Seaweed can be used as an animal feed additive, as a natural fertilizer for plants, as a building material, as an alternative to plastic and as an ingredient in food. New applications are in the making as we speak.
large potential for European seaweed
The market in Europe is currently only a fraction of the global market, but the potential is large. It is estimated that the market for seaweed as a food application in Europe will triple in the next 10 years. The reason for this expected growth is that it fits very well with current movements such as the growing plant-based market, the market for natural ingredients and trends such as sustainability and healthy nutrition. Read the results of a market study we conducted last year to learn more about the seaweed food market and its potential. And here you can get inspired by our seaweed food members and their products.
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Credits under water footage: Dutch Maritime Productions