Seaweed Highlights

‘As raw material seaweed is versatile’

31/01/2023 - Seaweed as a raw material. Industrial designer Marjanne Cuypers, fell in love with it long ago. She uses it in her start-up BlueBlocks to manufacture biomaterials and circular products that make the construction industry (interior and exterior) more sustainable. She is fellow member and one of the participants of the newly opened exhibition Weed in Muzee Scheveningen.

Seaweed speaker Joost Wouters: 'I can put all my energy and creativity in seaweed'

30/01/2023 - He has been speaking for much longer, but from now on you can also hire Joost Wouters, Sea EO of The Seaweed Company, as a professional seaweed speaker. He does this as part of The Seaweed Company to share the seaweed story to a wider audience. An important step in his view. As important as making the chain reliable and transparent and taking the consumer along step by step.

Sector Session (webinar) over Food, Safety & Allergens of Seaweed

13/01/2023 - As a novel food, there is still a lot to learn about how to use seaweed as a food ingredient. Wageningen Foods Safety Research (WUR) recently conducted research about these topics in seaweed. During the next Sector Session on Tuesday 24th of January, WUR and Allergenen Consultancy will update members on the most recent results and developments in food research and allergens more specifically.

New Year’s Celebration at Muzee Scheveningen

10/01/2023 - The New Year’s Celebration of North Sea Farmers will be held at Muzee Scheveningen on Thursday the 26th of January. Members only. The party will be combined with the sparkling new exhibition called WEED. A part of the program will be also online.

Introducing OceanWide Seaweed

16/12/2022 - OceanWide Seaweed, our newest member, developed an innovative and sustainable seaweed farming method, which allows large scale and profitable cultivation of the red algae Dulse. This farming method applies a microporous net structure and enhances the growth rates considerably, while reducing biofouling. They are interested in establishing collaborations, to commercialize their growth modules and distributing their harvested Palmaria Palmata.

EU selected United partners as key innovators

15/12/2022 - North Sea Farmers, FuE Kiel (Forschungs- und Entwicklung Fachhoschule Kiel GmbH) and Ghent University (Universiteit Gent) have been selected as ‘key innovators’ by the European Commission. With this nomination, we join the 9000+ EU-funded innovations already showcased on the platform. The aim is to make information about EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects visible and accessible to the public via the EU's Innovation Radar platform.

Large companies in Europe: ‘Start with using seaweed today’

12/12/2022 - How can we scale-up seaweed farming on the North Sea in a co-use setting with offshore wind farms? That was one of the main questions the six partners of Interreg Grensregio Wier&Wind project tried to answer. For that they performed a seaweed cultivation pilot on the Offshore Test Site, 12 kilometers off the coast of The Hague, that was completed last summer. Friday 2th of December the project was finalized with an event in the @HogeschoolZeeland (HZ) in Middelburg, combined with the community event of North Sea Farmers.

Knowledge base in progress.... more factsheets are coming

09/12/2022 - Last newsletter we've presented the knowledge base to help you as members to find relevant information on seaweed (production), relevant regulations and markets. In the coming period, we want to expand this index with more fact-based sheets, produced made by the North Sea Farmers team and partners.

Coming event: Shaping the future of the Seaweed Sector together

22/11/2022 - First-hand best practices of offshore seaweed production. The opportunities and challenges of multi-use on the North Sea. Building a roadmap together for the future of the seaweed sector. And of course, meeting other members and stakeholders of the sector while enjoying some nice drinks and bites.

Logistics center for sea vegetables in Zeeland can start

27/10/2022 - Yerseke, 5 October 2022 a unique logistics center for processing sea vegetables is ready to operate. A two-year research and demonstration project, subsidized by the province of Zeeland, and carried out by the Dutch Seaweed Group, Murre Technologies, SeaweedTech and North Sea Farmers has successfully been completed.