What is the full potential of seaweed as a climate solution? We produce 30 million tonnes of seaweed a year, and it only takes up 2% of the carbon released by deforestation in one day! The possibilities are great: it could be used to produce things like energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, ingredients for food. So why haven’t we jumped at this opportunity?
We’re on a mission to find out why seaweed remains the largest untapped biomass resource in the world. We met with Olavur Gregersen of Ocean RainForest to explore the challenges we face in increasing the value of seaweed, and how to extract the maximum benefits in a safe and sustainable way.
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Produced by Camille Duran
Published by Eleen Murphy
Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.
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