The Fascinating life of Kelp Michael sits in his office in Namibia thinking about growing seaweed, Macrocystis pyrifera to be precise. Macrocystis is a type of large brown algae, part of the Laminariales family, known more commonly as Giant Kelp. It’s a risky venture, as Macrocystis, has never been farmed at scale before, nor has […]
A newly opened exhibit at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany titled Plastic: Remaking our World features a chair 3-D printed from seaweed provided by Kelp Blue. Design duo Klarenbeek & Dros re-created Peter Ghyczy’s iconic ‘Garden Egg’ entirely from kelp. Even the fabric was dyed using seaweed pigments. This is just one of the […]
Meet the Team – Iriya Jona Today we’re talking to Iriya Jona who leads on the environmental monitoring for Kelp Blue Namibia. Iriya grew up in a village in Northern Namibia, hundreds of kilometres from the ocean. How did you know you wanted to study fisheries? I’m a village girl, all the way from the […]
Meet Ferdi Knoester – Kelp Blue’s Marine Engineer When did you get your love for the ocean? I grew up living by the North Sea and it always intrigued me. I love everything to do with water, swimming, kite surfing, sailing, boating, snorkelling, diving – in Dutch they call me a ‘waterrat’. I always felt […]
Meet Valentin Pitiot – Market Development Manager at Kelp Blue (and the World Bank Seaweed Global Demand research paper) Today we spoke with Valentin, one of our amazing team mates at Kelp Blue, to find out what drove him to a career in seaweed and to learn about the World Bank study he completed on […]
We had the honour of speaking at this years Monaco Ocean Week. Click here to listen to our session where we shared the spotlight with 3 other start-ups with ambitious plans: NotPla, Algiknit and Huiberts Bloembollen.