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A Finnish SME is looking for technology for harvesting blue-green algae from oceans

A Finnish SME is looking for technologies for harvesting seaweed and algae, especially blue-green algae, from the oceans. The company is looking to use marine biomass as raw-material in their neo-ecology biorefinery plant. Their target is to both solve the environmental problem of eutrophication of waters and exploit biomass in a sustainable way. The expected partnership model is a license agreement or technical cooperation agreement.

A Finnish SME, established in 2019, is developing a technology for refining ingredients from marine biomass (especially from blue-green algae) for use in the food, beverage, cosmetics and pharma industries. The company is looking for technology for harvesting green blue-algae from oceans.

Sea and ocean grown biomass such as algae, bladder-wrack and kelp include substances which can be used as ingredients in several industries. On the other hand, eutrophication caused by nutrient loading and blue-green algae is a big problem in some areas like in the Baltic Sea. The Finnish SME has a target both to solve this environmental problem and exploit the biomass sustainably. 

The piloting area for this will be the Baltic Sea, for which research shows:

  • The estimated amount of blue-green algae blooms in the Baltic Sea is ~400.000 metric tons per annum
  • In average the blue-green algae bloom season is 84 days per season
  • Typically the peak of the bloom happens in the middle of July in the coastal waters of Finland
  • The Baltic Sea water type is brackish water
  • The Finnish archipelago is broken into a huge amount of smaller islands, straits, bays and shallow waters.

The annual collection target is 100.000 metric tons, this is roughly on average ~1200 tons/day, 50 tons/h for 24 hours/day for 84 days.

The technology should be, among other things, scalable, modular and eco-friendly and it should be able to operate in narrow straits and shallow waters or in open seas. It also should be transportable on a sea freight cargo deck and the physical size of the approach should not exceed the starndard shipping container dimensions.

The Finnish SME is looking for cooperation under license agreement or technical cooperation agreement.



For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.

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Enterprise Europe Network Latvia
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Perses Street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
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Proposal valid till: 
Thursday, 20 August, 2020


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