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24/06/2017 at 12:45 PM
Gransking ķ fųroyskum tara fingiš heišurslųn
24/06/2017 at 11:17 AM
Best poster award to research in Faroese seaweed
27/10/2016 at 06:27 PM
Funding awarded to prove a novel seaweed biorefinery
29/04/2016 at 05:16 PM
First seaweed harvest of the year

Ocean Rainforest’s first seaweed harvest of the year was completed today. Ocean Rainforest has in collaboration with Dutch-Norwegian company Hortimare developed a technique where fertile seaweed leaves can be used to hatch seaweed spores. The cultivation process begins by collecting fertile seaweed leaves from the cultivation site in the fjord of Funningsfjørður, Faroe Islands. Spores are then attached to lines provided by fishing gear supplier Vónin and placed on the purpose-built macroalgae cultivation rig (MACR) system, which Ocean Rainforest has been developing continuously since 2008 and first deployed in 2010.

The seeded lines grow on the MACR system deployed within Bakkafrost’s salmon farming operational area in Funningsfjørður. Each month the crew of Ocean Rainforest’s boat Tongul have taken samples to provide data for Ocean Rainforest’s industrial researcher who in collaboration with the Icelandic research institution Matís has been able to determine the seasonal variation of seaweed growth.

The freshly harvested seaweed will be dried at Faroe Marine Products’ facilities in Leirvík. Once that process is complete, the seaweed will be packaged at Ocean Rainforest’s processing facilities in Kaldbak and shipped to the Netherlands by Faroe Ship where it will be sold for human consumption.

This is a prime example of international cooperation between industry and research institutions, which has resulted in a new valuable and sustainable export commodity. It is part of the MacroValue project funded by Nordic Innovation and Innovation Norway in addition to self-funding by project partners Ocean Rainforest, Hortimare and Matís. Several other Faroese subcontractors provide services to aid the process, including MEST, KJ Hydraulik, Kemilux and Vestpack.

 

29/04/2016 at 04:41 PM
Fyrsti taraskuršur ķ įr
23/03/2016 at 04:19 PM
Samrųša viš Ocean Rainforest į R7
03/02/2016 at 01:33 PM
Ocean Rainforest Participates in International Macroalgae Biorefinery Project MAB4
01/05/2015 at 09:27 PM
Kunningarfundur um tararoyndir og -vinnu
09/04/2015 at 04:52 PM
Seaweed Symposium for Growth in the Blue Bio-economy
26/02/2015 at 03:30 PM
Ocean Rainforest granted authorization by Faroese Food and Veterinary Agency
23/12/2014 at 12:48 PM
Ocean Rainforest enter collaboration agreement with the Technical University of Denmark
05/12/2014 at 12:45 PM
Ocean Rainforest increases equity capital
01/12/2014 at 11:07 AM
Successful deployment of another 4000 meters of seeded lines
24/06/2014 at 11:18 AM
Ocean Rainforest to present at Nordtic Conference in Reykjavķk
17/06/2014 at 11:16 AM
Ocean Rainforest feature on DR P1 Programme
14/05/2014 at 01:04 PM
Another successful harvest for Ocean Rainforest
16/04/2014 at 11:42 AM
Deployment of seeded lines and horizontal substrates completed
29/01/2014 at 11:44 AM
A very succesful harvest
15/01/2014 at 06:55 PM
Ocean Rainforest now on Facebook
15/01/2014 at 05:13 PM
Welcome to our new webpage