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:
and all of this is achieved with:
FRESH WATER USE
pesticides or fertilisers