Using kelp to accelerate the shift to sustainability
The incredible potential of kelp as an Environmentally friendly input material is ready to be unlocked
WHAT WE DO
Kelp Blue Biotech is providing a viable long-term solution to various industries that historically rely on unsustainable inputs or extractive practices that leave a negative environmental impact by using the natural compounds found in cultivated kelp, especially giant kelp.
We strive to make a positive environmental impact on the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries by introducing a natural and ethical input material.
We exist to accelerate the shift to sustainability in multiple industries by using cultivated kelp.
We achieve this by employing a biorefinery, or zero waste model, where we use processing methods that use every component of the of the harvested material.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT ?
The existing kelp value chain is fragmented and inefficient at responding to fluctuations in supply and quality. Plus it’s generally not sustainable since much of the kelp used in leading products is harvested from wild kelp beds and forests.
Kelp Blue Biotech sources seaweed from our sister company Kelp Blue in Namibia. This allows us to have a fully integrated supply chain, from R&D, harvesting, processing to market development and sales, all with a guaranteed sustainable and steady supply.
While Kelp Blue Biotech is responsible for the processing, research and product improvements as well as sales and marketing, our sister company Kelp Blue Namibia ensures we have access to a large-scale steady supply of sustainably cultivated macrocystis– 120,000 tonnes of it per year.
We expect to harvest 120 tonnes per hectare (per year) of giant kelp to be turned into:
and all of this is achieved with:
FRESH WATER USE
pesticides or fertilisers