The three-year European biofuel and biomaterial project, At-Sea, will conclude its first trials of seaweed cultivation off the coasts of Norway, Scotland and Ireland the end of the week of July 1.
At-Sea, which began in April 2012, addresses the challenge of mass harvesting of seaweed taking into consideration high European labor costs, the avoidance of destructive beach harvesting and the need for large-scale reliability. “The At-Sea project aims to make mass cultivation of seaweeds in Europe’s near-shore locations technically and economically feasible by creating textile substrates that can endure the harsh conditions that they are exposed to as the seaweed grows,” said Bert Groenendaal, coordinator of the At-Sea project.
Tags: results, project partners, second generation textiles, climatic conditions, environmental conditions, latitudes
Source: Biomass Magazine, 2013-07-02.