OUR PROJECTS

Discover our amazing and innovative projects! Curious about it? We'd love to get in touch!

 

Food safety pilot

What is the project about? 

Develop a standardized method for taking representative samples of Dutch cultivated seaweed for research. This project is carried out for the ministry of Agriculture in close collaboration with Wageningen Food Safety Research. 

 

Bio4safe

What is the project about?

Reducing the use of water and fertilizer in European horticulture, by means of innovative plant sensors and commercially available (seaweed based) biostimulants.

 

IMPAQT 

What is the project about?  

Develop a remote, intelligent management system that monitors an aquaculture, or sea farm, from a distance. Special sensors measure the conditions at sea and communicate with the management system. 

 

ValgOrize 

What is the project about?  

Determine taste, texture, colour and aroma profiles of different Dutch seaweed and microalgae species aiming to find suitable application of seaweed in food and to improve taste.  

 

NEN & CEN

What is the project about?  

Actively contribute in developing the Dutch and European standards for algae food and algae food products, aimed at future legislation.  

 

Akkerbouw op Zee

What is the project about?  

Building turn-key farm systems for today’s seaweed farmer. The project is a spin-off of a collaboration by consortium Technisch Cluster Scheveningen on farm production systems. 

 

Seaweed for Innoport Scheveningen

What is the project about?  

Business development for Scheveningen and stimulating industriousness in the The Hague region regarding seaweed. This project is a prolongation of a previous project called ‘Zeewier voor Scheveningen’ and is part of a bigger trajectory: the realisation of the North Sea Innovation lab.  

 

ProSeaweed

What is the project about?  

A national research program with Wageningen University Research to explore how Dutch cultivated seaweeds can be used for different feed and food applications. The program includes different subprojects which consist of all research questions regarding the safe, qualitative and sustainable use of seaweed. 

 

Ocean Greens

What is the project about? 

Creating a cookbook that inspires consumers the versatile character of seaweed in the kitchen! 

 

Eco-anchor: scaling up sustainably

What is the project about?

To upscale the seaweed sector in a sustainable way, we initiated a project that focuses on building a sustainable anchoring system; the foundation of every future sea farm. The anchor holds the sea farm in place, is nature-friendly and built from safe materials.

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We connect people, companies and interests for radical collaboration. Seaweed farmers, wind park operators, food producers, fishermen, policy makers and environmentalists. And we are in a hurry. Therefor just connecting is not enough.

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Data Buoy offshore test site

What is the project about?  

Generate a reference point for North Sea data by measuring parameters like turbidity, currents, Chlorophyll-A and light. A specially equipped buoy will capture different data series of these parameters at the North Sea Innovation Lab location. This project is a collaboration with Proeftuin op de Noordzee. 

 

Life Cycle Analysis seaweed products

What is the project about?

The aim of this project is to quantify the environmental impact of Dutch seaweed food products by means of a Life Cycle Analysis. A Life Cycle Analysis is a method that includes the entire life cycle of a product; from ingredient production to waste processing. This way you can clearly see the total impact of the food we eat!

 

Multi-Use Procedure

What is the project about?  

This project was aimed at developing a procedure that helps multi-users to realise their multi-use concept in a Dutch wind farm. The procedure is available and usable for any type of multi-use. As such, it forms a predictable and transparent process towards a successful permit application for all stakeholders involved.

Feasibility of multiple extraction 

What is the project about? 

The exploration of the feasibility of a compact, mobile refinery for the extraction of multiple components of seaweed. Can a mobile, compact refinery unit conduct the multiple extraction of seaweed? 

 

Aquaculture Atlas

What is the project about?

The Atlas aims to help people review locations for offshore seaweed cultivation in the Dutch North Sea. This project aims to showcase the opportunities of seaweed cultivation on the Dutch North Sea for entrepreneurs and investors by designing a digital Atlas.

 

Opportunities for seaweed start-ups

What is the project about?

Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, this project advises the government on strengthening and increasing the prospects of succeeding for these 'seaweed entrepreneurs’ in the Netherlands. In total, 11 entrepreneurs were interviewed about the opportunities and obstacles they face within the seaweed sector.

 

Wier&Wind

What is the project about? 

The development of a large-scale, automated seaweed production system that is safe, sustainable, ecologically sound and offshore-proof. It needs to be suitable for functioning within offshore wind farms.

 

united

What is the project about? 

The UNITED project aims to bring multi-use in our European seas a significant step closer. By means of scaled pilots in the various sea basins all aspects that are important to multi-use will be identified, from technical to legal and societal aspects.

 

Multi-Use Procedure

What is the project about?  

This project was aimed at developing a procedure that helps multi-users to realise their multi-use concept in a Dutch wind farm. The procedure is available and usable for any type of multi-use. As such, it forms a predictable and transparent process towards a successful permit application for all stakeholders involved.