Marine Permaculture

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Macro-algae forests capture enormous amounts of carbon, re-develop aquatic life and can be harvested to feed the world's population.

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Submission date May 21, 2021 Founders Arnaud Guillaume

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What is the issue addressed?

The innovation addresses the issue of global warming and the drastic decrease in the amount of fish in the ocean.

How is the problem solved?

We offer to cultivate macro-algae in large farms in the open sea. Giant macro-algae are a more efficient natural carbon sink than pristine forests. Kelp forests will replenish large stocks of fish that can support sustainable fisheries.

What is the customer target?

Algae and their derivatives are used in a dozen of sectors. We believe that the most promising outlets are: human food, animal feed, biofuels, and bio-stimulants for agriculture.

How is this solution different?

The process is totally innovative. It is based on a flexible structure placed underwater in the open sea on which the kelp grows. This system is connected to pumps that supply it with nutrients and cool water. The macro-nutrients are pumped from depths up to 500m. The pumps are powered by the movement of the waves and do not consume energy. The system is therefore completely autonomous.