Seaweed processing pilot


In response to a number of questions from within the seaweed community, NSF has initiated a seaweed processing pilot. We conducted a test to dry fermented seaweed from the Norwegian seaweed producer Ocean Forest (part of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA) using the facilities and expertise of Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V. in Delft. Samples of the product were sent to Koninklijke Euroma BV who will carry out taste and application tests. The main question we want to answer with this pilot is: “How to create seaweed intermediates that are promising for the use in food and scalable in the future?”. The test went well, but the drying time was a little longer than expected. All in all, we have learned a lot from executing this drying test and there are several ideas for future improvements.