Oceanium is developing food and nutrition products and marine-safe, home compostable bio-packaging materials from sustainably-farmed seaweed.
Utilizing an innovative green chemistry, Oceanium will produce a home compostable, marine-safe bio-packaging material to replace current food packaging which has no end of life solutions. Oceanware will be 100% natural and its end of life solution is to be disposed of with food waste which will then be composted for soil health or for anaerobic digestion for energy.
Unlike competing feedstocks for packaging, such as fossil fuels or corn, Oceanware will be processed close to seaweed farms. Seaweed does not require land/water/fertiliser, it sequesters carbon and removes excess nutrients from surrounding waters.
Seaweed contains valuable food ingredients and bioactive nutraceuticals.
Using an innovative biorefinery approach, Oceanium will extract valuable food ingredients including protein, fibre and nutraceuticals to meet the increasing demand for vegan, sustainably-cultivated food ingredients with transparent provenance.
Unlike competing vegan protein sources such as soy, seaweed does not require cleared land, freshwater, insecticide, or fertiliser.
Oceanium’s seaweed will be sourced from the cold clear waters of the North Atlantic and sustainably farmed, never wild harvested.