As part of Bio-Economy Week Ireland 2020, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, launched its bio-refinery report, ‘Scoping a seaweed bio-refinery concept for Ireland’. The event was chaired by David Millard (BIM) and speakers included Sarah Hotchkiss and Ross Campbell from CyberColloids (co-authors of the report). Lucy Watson (BIM) joined as a panellist for a Q & A session. The report, commissioned by BIM in late 2019, and supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, highlights the potential to increase the value of Irish seaweed by focusing on its use as an ingredient at the whole-sale level for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
The report is available for download at – https://bim.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/BIM-Scoping-a-seaweed-biorefinery-concept-for-Ireland.pdf
A recording of the event is also available at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXB-qMbcpM