Frequently Asked Questions
Algae are a diverse group of photosynthetic aquatic organisms. Based on size, they can be divided into two groups: microalgae are a unicellular species, while macroalgae are larger and usually visible to the naked eye.
In our case, in and around the Baltic Sea, but the process is scalable to any other large body of water where seaweed is present.
It’s not quite the same as harvesting wheat or other land-based plants. We have tested a number of different technologies and are currently using a prototype from Saloy Oy.
Size is the most important criterion. Larger macroalgae are also called seaweed, whereas microalgae refers to unicellular algae. Seaweeds can only be found in seawater, but algae thrives in both freshwater marine environments.
Yes. Blue-green algae that form harmful algal blooms (HABs) have been known to produce a wide array of neurotoxins, liver toxins, cell toxins, and skin irritants. Humans or animals that consume large amounts of these toxins may experience muscle cramps, twitching, paralysis, cardiac or respiratory difficulty, nausea, vomiting, and liver failure.
Beer, toothpaste, almond milk, moisturizer, baby food, ice cream, and so on. Known uses are already plentiful and new applications are being developed all the time.
Seaweed and algae offer a sustainable, clean, and biological source of raw materials, ideal for a wide array ofdifferent applications. They can be harvested and processed with very little impact on the environment.
Nauvu is the name of our algae and seaweed processing methodology, which we have registered with a trademark.
No. If this were to happen, it would also collapse the entire ecosystem on our planet. It regrows quickly and naturally for a never-ending source of raw materials
The first round of seed financing is being used to recruit the core research team and the process refinement research that they do. The next phase of investment, the upcoming A-round, will go towards the integrated pilot plant and the product development phase.
Bladderwrack absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) from the water in much the same way as land-based plants take it from the air. CO2 makes seawater acidic, and excessive acidity can damage marine life. So bladderwrack naturally manages the acid content of the sea.
We are building a business ecosystem based on farmed and harvested algae, which we turn into ingredients that are used in the production of everyday consumer goods. We harvest, farm, research, develop, and help the oceans to feel better, all at the same time.