Kelp and Innovation: presentation to the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley

Our MD, Samantha Rengers – Deane spoke to Rushton Hurley of Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley about the power of cultivated kelp forests to combat climate change and diversity loss. Samantha also spoke about the innovation that is ocurring in the whole value chain, from hatchery and offshore cultivation to employing biorefinery processing methods to create exciting new products whilst minimising waste.

She highlighted, however, that in order to really unlock the sector, we need to keep investing in ocean tech (it is still very expensive and not user-friendly) as well as in innovative techniques for monitoring, cultivation and harvesting.