Our Vision

Dignified incomes for seaweed farmers and healthy ocean ecosystems across Africa.

Milestones by 2030


million tons of CO2 sequestered


million seaweed farmers in Africa supported


million dollars in revenue from our activities and those of our


metric tonnes produced with our support

Emerging Alternative Markets for Seaweed

1. Cattle feed
  • Enteric fermentation by cattle is responsible for ~14.5% of global CO2e emissions by releasing methane. In the short-term, this effect is magnified, as methane has a GWP of 84 for its 25-year lifetime.
  • Red seaweed-based feed additives (Asparagopsis) shown to cut methane emissions from cattle by 50-80% (although numbers vary significantly across studies).
2. Bio Plastics
  • Seaweed-based packaging material to replace single-use plastics – seaweed has limited applicability for hard plastics, however, useful in replacing plastics used in quick consumption such as packaging materials, i.e., plastic films.
  • Products like paper cups and water bottles have also been made with seaweed.
3. Biofuels
  • Significant research on using kelp in biofuels – projects funded by ARPA-E, USC.
  • Negative environmental ramifications of corn ethanol (the usual biofuel candidate) make alternatives like seaweed attractive.
  • Vehicle trials for seaweed-based fuel have also been conducted.
4. Meat Alternatives
  • Seaweed and kelp are part of a growing list of meat alternatives tried out by multiple companies. Red seaweed can also act as protein source.