FlexSea is committed to a greener seaweed economy and works hand in hand with Academia to sponsor research projects on green extracting methods and valorisation approaches of this waste.

A new generation of biotechnology powered projects are now looking into Cascade extraction. The principle is to extract each fraction of the biomass to valorise it fully. – i.e. the proteins, the pigments, the cellulose, the lipids, the polysaccharides, etc. Nevertheless, issues in costing of those processes and realistic scaled yields are main barriers to their growth.