Having achieved “superfood” status, the algae market could reach $44.7 billion by 2023, according to a new report from Fish 2.0, a business competition designed to invest in businesses increase sustainable seafood startups.
This year, there has been a significant increase in the number of algae-focused startups that have applied to participate in the competition, with more than 10 of the 80 startups go through to stage three (of four) of the competition working directly with algae.
Adaptation Grant Helps Seaweed Company Expand Operations in Tonga
Seaweed, the new currency
With big plans to expand their operations by developing their packaging for wider Japanese market, South Pacific seaweed farming business specialist Mozuku Tonga application to Business Link Pacific for an Adaptation Grant. However, skyrocketing prices and Covid-related supply issues have meant that the packaging project has been temporarily shelved.
Table of Contents:
- The ocean is a valuable source of minerals
- Wakame Seaweed
- Mozuku Seaweed
- How to cook Wakame and Mozuku?
- Mozuku and Cucumber Sunomono Recipe
- Wakame Garlic Butter Soy Salt Recipe
- Wakame Salt yakisoba
- Just mix with mozuku-su Recipe
- Mozuku somen noodles Recipe
- Mozuku Salads Recipe
- The Kelp Forest Foundation has been selected out of 1,100 applications as the Solder Solder – MIT Global Challenge. The foundation teamed up with ReNature and Kelp Blue to design and implement a system that uses cultured kelp (macrocystis) biostimulants in regenerative agriculture. Substitution of chemical fertilizers with biostimulants will help improve the environmental and economic resilience of the targeted farmers and their communities. (Read more HERE.)
- Umaro revealed that his algae bacon will appear on the following menu:
- Egg Shop (NYC) – The neighborhood breakfast and brunch spot coveted.
- D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe (Nashville, TN) – A modern bakery with a Southern sensibility.
- Sorrel Restaurant (San Francisco, CA) – Michelin star restaurant led by chef Alex Hong. (Read more HERE)
- Carbonwave made the news this week with their SargaExtra product, which became the first Sargassum-based fertilizer to be certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute of United States (OMRI). ). The team then followed this update by highlighting their new partnership with Bregaglio S.r.l. in Italy.
- Alipay Ant Forest, a green initiative in the Alipay app that encourages users to make low-carbon lifestyle choices, has introduced a new option for users to contribute to the restoration of coastal ecosystems. With this new feature, users can convert “green energy points” to grow virtual aquatic plants such as seaweed and eels. Alipay Ant Forest matches these efforts by making donations to support coastal ecosystem restoration projects operated by environmental organizations. (Read more HERE ).
- Algiecel officially opened their pilot plant at Teknologisk Institut. They have developed a mobile photoreactor, fitted in a standard shipping container, that allows photosynthetic microalgae to convert CO2 into biomass… (Read more HERE).
- ULUU, the seaweed bioplastic start-up, won the KPMG Nature Positive Challenge. The challenge supports Australia’s most influential eco-initiatives. Prize money – $100k prize money and pro bono, consulting services. “We are delighted to announce ULUU as the winner of the first ever KPMG Nature Positive Challenge,” said Andrew Yates, CEO of KPMG Australia. “ULUU stood out because of its unique application of synthetic biology to solve a huge environmental challenge: plastic. The science behind ULUU, and the team’s approach to building a carbon-negative supply chain with positive social and economic impacts impressed the judging panel.” (Read more HERE)
- SPRIN-D announced its choice of C-Cause, a project partnership led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Carbonwave, GEOMAR and Seafields, as one of five projects selected for their ‘Carbon-to -Value’ challenge. C-Cause (Chemical Carbon Utilization through the Sargassum Economy) seeks to reshape humanity’s raw material carbon supply chain, by converting Atlantic and Caribbean Sargassum into ethanol for plastics. The project aims to develop a proof of concept for open ocean Sargassum water farms, and to optimize ways to convert Sargassum biomass into ethanol for engineering plastics that will store CO2 long term. Dr Mar Fernández-Méndez, Chief Scientific Officer of Seafields says “We are delighted to advance our research into innovative solutions to increase carbon sequestration, which, as well as reducing emissions, is crucial to lowering CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Sargassum has a high carbon sequestration efficiency and a fast growth rate, and as a floating macroalgae does not require mooring lines to grow as Kelp does, making it ideal for scalable CDR-focused aquaculture.” (Read more HERE)
- Veganz opens its own production for Salmon Style Chips: In early June Veganz Group AG opened the doors to its second production site – this time in Neubrandenburg. From now on, he will be dedicated to the manufacture of Veganz Salmon Style Slices, a sustainable alternative to fish made from algae. (Read more HERE)
- Mumbai-headquartered energy and telecom giant Reliance Industries (RIL) has highlighted its efforts to make fuel using algae. The company’s Instagram handle shared a 51-second long video clip saying “Fuel from algae? You heard that right! Our scientists have developed innovative and cutting-edge capabilities to develop, cultivate and harvest algae strains.” (Read more HERE ).
- New treatment targets Lake Anna algae blooms. This week, the Lake Ann Civic Association is nearing the launch of a Cyanobacteria Mitigation pilot program, aimed at killing harmful algae with a hydrogen peroxide-based treatment. The pilot program will use BlueGreen Water Technologies treatment, which the company’s website describes as “cutting edge technologies to selectively target and eliminate harmful cyanobacteria/algae without harming other life forms or any trace chemicals that left in the water.” (Read more HERE ).
- Sanuk, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), today announced the sixth iteration of its ongoing collaboration with iconic rock band the Grateful Dead, powered by Warner Music Artist Services. The collection features an excellent range of men’s and women’s summer styles made from natural, reclaimed and recycled materials. For example, The Sanuk Avery Lace x GRATEFUL DEAD is an ultra-comfy packable women’s sneaker made with sustainable materials like hemp and cotton, recycled polyester and high-rebound BLOOM™ x Soft Top Foam insoles made from regenerated algae. (Read more HERE ).
- CH4 Global™, Inc., announced yesterday the first sale and commercial supply of its proprietary Asparagopsis-based product for ruminants to reduce agricultural methane emissions. First sold to CirPro, Australia’s leading high protein manufacturer and meat processor, for use across its feedlot partners. CH4 Global’s operations in Australia and New Zealand will supply a product made from both marine and tank-cultivated Asparagopsis seaweed. The multi-million dollar long-term commitment, with the option of further expansion after the initial term, validates the company’s global production capacity and is a substantial step towards achieving its ambitious global growth plan. (Read more HERE ).
Mozuku-Seaweed (seaweed mozuku vinegar)
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dissolved in sea water, which nourished the first living organisms in the world. In addition, minerals on land are dissolved by rainwater, delivered into rivers, and finally carried into the sea. So seaweed is rich in minerals, surpassing any land food in terms of variety and quantity. Often described as the green and yellow vegetables of the sea, seaweed is rich in nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Japan is surrounded by ocean and has long incorporated a large amount of seaweed into its culture. Studies have shown that people who live in areas with high seaweed consumption tend to live longer. Here we introduce some of the types of seaweed that make healthy and delicious choices for summer cooking.
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