Danish seaweed resources - for food, feed and as a helping hand to the marine environment (Tang.nu) (39442)

Description

The overall goal of Tang.nu is to change the flow of nutrient from land to sea from a linear flow where excess nutrients are lost and causes problems with eutrophication, to a circular flow where cultivation and harvest of seaweed will contribute to recapture the nutrients and put them back into the bio-economical system on land.
Seaweed is a valuable resource presently used e.g. in production of food and feed products. Tang.nu will increase the pull and push mechanisms in the seaweed value chain. This will be done by supporting producers (public, commercial, private), and buyers (businesses (feed and food), agriculture, aquaculture, citizens) – partly by documenting the value of seaweed as a bioactive feed additive, and partly by gathering existing knowledge about seaweed legislation and composition and make it publicly assessable.
All part components of the project will be put together in an analysis and a documentation of seaweed cultivation and harvest as a tool to recirculate nutrients from the sea and back on land as a mean of a future sustainable use of bio-resources.
Tang.nu will deliver essential results for future legislation concerning food and feed safety and marine management and will furthermore add to groundwork for the establishment of a balanced and sustainable management of production systems at sea and on land.
This project is coordinated by Aarhus University and funded by the Velux Foundations.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/04/201731/12/2020

Keywords

  • Research area: Shellfish and Seaweed