AlgemaniaOct 29, 2021
Last month the Algemania Seaweed Conference was arranged for the first time. 230 stakeholders from more than 20 countries participated in the 2 days digital event. The program included expert speakers, group sessions and discussion panels highlighting the process of commercialization, value chains and upscaling a seaweed business.
The European seaweed industry today consists of a few large industrial harvesters and many small entrepreneurs involved in cultivated and wild-harvested seaweed. Algemania gathered research-, industrial-partners and management to discuss and facilitate industrial growth, marked opportunities and marine interdisciplinary cooperation.
Dr. Pierrick Stevant presented results from an interview-based study on shared facilities for landing and processing of seaweeds. This study was conducted in relation to the initiative from the Møre and Romsdal county to establish the Ocean Seaweed Center.