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MAB4 sets out first seaweed lines offshore and inshore

In November, the first lines with 9 different variants of the local seaweed species (Saccharina latissima), sugarkelp were set out offshore near Grenaa by Aarhus University. The conditions were very challenging with hazardous currents, difficult wave conditions and a very hard underground filled with calcium. Three anchors broke before the first line was anchored at the bottom. However, the advantage of the area is the high water clarity, water flow and nutrient-rich water.

Inshore in Limfjorden the same seaweed variants have been set out. At the two cultivation sites a preliminary breeding will be tested and the growth of the 9 variants will be compared. The breeding is performed by Hortimare.

Read more HERE about breeding techniques of MAB4. The lines set out consist of a special algae textile produced by SIOEN industries which is also part of the project.

The next step will be to set out more seaweed and try out other substrates from SIOEN. Different methods for anchoring will also be tested. Read the whole story HERE

60 seaweed enthusiasts, business people and researcers gathered for the 6th Nordic Seaweed Conference on the12th to 13th of October 2016.

This year the conference focused on feed and how seaweed can promote the health of for instance piglets and how seaweed can replace antibiotics. Read more about the conference and download presentations HERE. Next year's conference will be 11th and 12th of October.
 
The MAB4 project wishes you a merry christmas and a happy new year.
After the Nordic Seaweed Conference the MAB4 business network met with the TangMatch network. Export opportunities were discussed - the advice was in Denmark to consult "væksthuse", regions or for instance in Japan, the Danish embassy with ambassador, Freddy Svane.

Funding for a Danish trade organization for seaweed has been applied for which also could clear the way for Danish seaweed abroad or among other things certify Danish seaweed.
The MAB4 project is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark.
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