Seaweed for biocompounds

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Packed with natural compounds – like plant growth regulators, trace elements and minerals – seaweeds enhance plant growth, boost crop yield and improve stress tolerance. Their plant growth regulators stimulate root development and nutrient absorption, while antioxidants enhance defence mechanisms against frost, pests and diseases. 

Seaweeds also enhance soil health, nutrient availability and water retention. As low carbon alternatives to synthetic chemicals, seaweeds offer sustainable solutions for improving crop productivity and promoting environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

The world needs to find better ways to grow food and we believe seaweed will be at the heart of that transition, which is why Horizon Seaweed offers a range of different species.

Seaweed supplied to make liquids for agricultural applications

Traditional garden applications for seaweed are becoming more common in mainstream agriculture

The abundance, rapid growth and minimal resource requirements of seaweeds make them an attractive alternative to traditional biomaterial sources. They can be used in various applications, including bioplastics, wound dressings, drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. They possess inherent biocompatibility, biodegradability and antimicrobial properties, making them suitable for medical and pharmaceutical applications. Seaweed biopolymers can be extracted and modified to create films, hydrogels and scaffolds with desirable mechanical and functional characteristics. By harnessing the versatility of seaweeds, it is possible to develop eco-friendly biomaterial solutions that contribute to a more sustainable and efficient future. This is an area of research that’s inspiring a proliferation of startups.

Horizon Seaweed can provide seaweed for analysis – including from our archive of species from different production months and harvest sites – and advise on what can be supplied in volume to achieve economies of scale.

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Case studies in the biocompounds industry

Ideas for species to use in biocompounds