|Profil Title||Cold Technology for Manufacturing Seaweed Extracts|
|Reference Nr.||12 IE 51S6 3P53|
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|Entry/Update||2012-05-30 / 2012-05-30|
Irish SME has developed a technology which makes valuable extracts from freshly harvested seaweed without a need to add chemicals or heat at extreme temperatures which damage important compounds beneficial for health & beauty. Such extracts are suitable as ingredient in cosmetic, food, beverages, health & agriculture preparation. They are seeking Industrial Partners for development of production, research/clinical testing & worldwide trading the extracts on exclusive/non exclusive agreement base
The Company has full access to fresh seaweed, which is processed within few hours from harvest. Extracts are ready to be used as key ingredients in a high variety of products.
The possible production of extract is up to 300 kg. per hour. The value of the extract can reach 20-25 Euro per kg, depending on species. The technology has been developed in-house by their experienced food engineers to reach the optimal technology and their research has obtained the best knowledge of seaweed in the various application sectors.
The benefits of the extracts for agriculture can promote plant growth up to 30% also, found to prevent parasites attack and fungal or viral diseases. The extracts for health are proved to be beneficial on some skin disorders or viruses. Other extracts can be added as active ingredients in food, along with flavour enhancement.
The Company is the only Seaweed Company that uses many different extracts media to make them suitable for use on final products of potentially highest added value. At the moment there are no real competitors on the market for extracts made with similar technologies.
- The process preserves all active compounds
- Can transform seaweed from wet (freshly harvested) to dry powder in 15
minutes and at low temperature using one machine
- Has a short turn round time as it dries and pulverizes the seaweed.
- Product resulting can be used for valuable food products or natural remedies.
- All the nutrients are preserved
- Process does not change the colour of the seaweed.
- Works perfectly at minimum running costs
- Process is very environmental friendly & does not pollute
- No production residual need to be disposed of
- The production waste can also be sold as animal feed or plant growth promoter.
- The fresh water used to clean the production plant or to cool some machinery,
is recovered, depurated and reused during the process. This puts the process
at zero environmental impact.
The potential customers of cold extracts from seaweed are industries oriented toward totally natural ingredients derived from the purest fresh source. The whole world is interested in sea derivatives, but there is not much knowledge of the potential benefits of seaweed as of yet.
This innovative technology can:
- Produce extracts which can bring an innovative change, above all in the
health and beauty sectors.
- Seaweed vitamins and amino acids in extracts, are not destroyed during the
- No need of chemical media nor extreme temperatures
- The added value of the extracts will result in a high value product
- Sylviculture, Forestry, Forest technology
- Resources of the Sea, Fisheries
- Other Medical/Health Related
- Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
- Food and Beverages
- Consumer Products
Stage of development
Already on the market
Patent Rights (IPR)
|The company have never wished to apply for a patent because too much information would become public knowledge.|
- Joint Venture Agreement
- Absolutely novel process
- Financial Resources
# Type of partner sought
Company with established introduction in sectors where seaweed extracts can be distributed.
# Specific area of activity of the partner
Beverages, Health and Beauty Area, with particular dedication to natural and organic sectors.
# Task to be performed by the partner sought
This will be part of the discussions.
Industry Org. Size: < 10
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