News & Events



Date Event Description File(s)
Tuesday, 27 June, 2017 - 09:30 Industrial Seaweed Workshop The topics of the workshop included cultivation, biomass, policy, biorefinery and high value products.
Sunday, 10 September, 2017 - 10:00 World Seafood Congress 2017 The congress will be held in Reykjavík. The topic is growth in blue economy: Practical approach and cutting edge research for market innovation,safe seafood supply and food integrity
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 - 09:00 Nordic Seaweed Conference 2017 The Nordic Seaweed Conference will be hald at 11 and 12 October 2017 in Grenaa. Seaweed and Sustainability will be the overall theme of this year’s conference. File Call for abstracts for Nordic Seaweed Conference 2017.docx



This month CyberColloids led a scale-up exercise in Ireland in which the SeaRefinery process for Saccharina latissima was successfully transferred from laboratory scale to pilot scale (650 litres). The overall process combined methodology developed by project partners, CyberColloids,... read more

CyberColloids work on seaweed fibres

CyberColloids' core focus is on providing innovative texture solutions, mostly within the food industry. In recent years we have seen a move away from the use of traditional texturizing agents i.e. hydrocolloids towards the use of functionalised food fibres e.g. citrus fibre. Functionalised food... read more


The third SEAREFINERY Project meeting was recently held at the National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland and was hosted by local partners CIT and CyberColloids. The meeting was held over two days with the second day dedicated to a workshop involving participants from the... read more

Marine bioactives from Saccharina latissima

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used to describe a group of inflammatory conditions which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The use of seaweed and seaweed extracts in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract has generated increased interest... read more

Extraction protocol/results by DTI

The study at present focused on potential biorefinery exploration using cultivated S. latissima harvested from Norway for step-wise extraction of added value components i.e. alginates, fucoidans, laminarins and polyphenols. The extraction conditions and efficiencies as well as bioactivities of... read more

Nordic Seaweed Conference

Seaweed researchers, companies and enthusiast from 9 different countries gathered for the 6th time in Grenaa, Denmark, for the Nordic Seaweed Conference on the 12th and 13th of October 2016. Seaweed biorefinery concept and the status of the SeaRefinery project was presented by DTI (as project... read more

Optimisation of extraction process

DTI, Cybercolloids and Marinox are currently working on extraction process improvement and characteristic determination on value added components e.g. laminarin and antioxidants.Work on the extraction of the selected value added bioactives will be presented in the coming Nordic Seaweed... read more

SeaRefinery consortium had successful M6 meeting

The SeaRefinery first Generally Assembly was held in mid-May at Hardbakke in Norway. The meeting reviewed the progress of the project across all work packages and made lans for the next six months of the project. Hortimare organised also a tour at their cultivation site, demonstrating the... read more

Successful harvest of cultivation substrates

In May partner Hortimare successfully harvested Saccharina L and Alaria at its cultivation site "Sulefisk" in Norway.

SeaRefinery present on 22nd International Seaweed Symposium in Copenhagen

From June 20 to 24, 2016 several members of teh SeaRefinery consortium visited the 22nd International Seaweed Symposium in Copenhagen. During this 3-yearly conference approximately 350 members of the global seaweed community gathered to present and discuss new developements on macroalgae.... read more