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Kelp Blue

Biotech

Using kelp to accelerate the shift to sustainability

The incredible potential of kelp as an Environmentally friendly input material is ready to be unlocked

Our mission is clear: we want to (help others) achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals with substantial numbers. The potential positive impact of kelp on our environment and industries is enormous.  Giant kelp can not only acts as a replacement material, but in many cases, kelp has superior benefits over other materials.

The Kelp Blue Biotech difference

We have guaranteed access to a large  scale steady supply of sustainably cultivated macrocystis– 120,000 tonnes of it per year. Cultivation is carried out by our sister company in Lüderitz, Namibia where macrocystis  is grown in the clean, clear nutrient rich waters of the Benguela current.

What’s in macrocystis that makes it such a good input material?

Macrocystis has a similar chemical composition to other kelps like Ascophyllum and Ecklonia making it perfect as an effective biostimulant, a fantastic input material for plastic replacements as well as a sustainable agri-feed. Its high fucoidan and polyphenol content make it an effective pharmaceutical-grade ingredient.

Macrocystis is often referred to as “the new kid on the block” as it’s an understudied and researched species. For us, this is an advantage, because there are many applications for giant kelp waiting to be uncovered.

We’re dedicated to advancing the knowledge around giant kelp and it’s applications and have various R&D projects underway with universities, research institutions and in our own lab to uncover the miraculous molecules found in giant kelp.

We expect to harvest  150 tonnes per hectare (per year) of giant kelp to be turned into:

Biostimulants

Products

Concentrated liquid seaweed extract for row crops
Liquid Soil Improver

Benefits

100% organic
Compounds improve resilience to climactic stressors
Phenols & phlorotannins increase antioxidant activity
Improves water retention and nitrogen-fixing of soils

Seaweed Pulp

Products

Pulped giant kelp for further processing

Benefits

100% organic
Contains fucoidan
Contains alginate
Contains manitol
Contains glucanol

Fiber Ingredients

Products

Fibers for textiles
Wound dressings and bio-medical textiles
Nanocellulose for paper-strengthening
Nanocellulose for water-proofing cardboard

Benefits

100% Organic with a positive environmental footprint
Natural anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties

Agri-feed Supplements

Products

Feed supplement fish, livestock and poultry
Abalone feed (fresh)
Extracted protein as feedstock

Benefits

100% organic source of over 70 vitamins and minerals
Reduces internal parasites in pigs
Natural anti-inflammatory-reduces need for zinc oxide

and all of this is achieved with:

NO

LAND USE

NO

FRESH WATER USE

NO

pesticides or fertilisers