Ocean solutions to carbon

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                 It's not just about us, it's about future generations and keeping our oceans alive

Here at Green Ocean Farming, we actively promote the seaweed culture, seaweed aquaculture and all aquaculture linked to  benefiting the seas and oceans, often running alongside seaweed farming.

We are looking for sponsors to support the emerging seaweed farming industry and allow us to establish new seaweed farms and help  fund the following projects listed below. If you are a business looking to counter your business' carbon footprint and understand Blue Carbon, here's a positive and proactive solution. 

Seaweed sequesters nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon, meaning seaweed farms are carbon negative.

A donation, investment or sponsorship no matter how small would be greatly appreciated and help offset your companies carbon footprint.

Our future aims are to :-

1)  Establish  a number of commercial seaweed farms around the UK, in particular the south west of England, South Wales and the west coast of Scotland.  The aim is to  providing a sustainable food source to the UK food market, and other emerging markets such as bio-fuels, bio-plastic, biochar, animal feed and organic fertilisers. 

2) Open a specialised macro-algae research laboratory aimed at seeding seaweed lines and to study the suitability of other native seaweeds, such as Ulva, Dulce, Wracks and Irish Moss for farming. This will be a Centre of Excellence where new/innovative methods of propagation can be realised. Training the next generation of seaweed technicians, in the ever evolving science of macroalgae farming around the world. Open the facility to the younger generation to learn about the importance of ocean health and the role seaweed plays in the oceans, the positive effect it has on the environment and, more worryingly, what would happen to planet earth if the seaweed dies! 

3)  To trial deep sea seaweed growing platforms, using our own unique and eco-friendly design, to grow a number of seaweeds well away from land, utilising the vast space of the ocean, reducing the need of restrictive licencing and interference from other man made activities. A more cost-effective way of growing large amounts of seaweed (both brown and red seaweeds) in the deep ocean with an option for farming shellfish at sea at the same time. Investments of £180k are required  .

4) Offshore seaweed farms utilising the wind turbine industries established sites, to grow seaweeds within the protected areas with a view to also farming shellfish in the same areas. Both seaweed and bi-valves will help with water quality, enhance the natural environment and marine life within this area as well as provide a potential income for investors. 

5 ) Help coastal communities in various locations around the world by setting up sustainable seaweed farms and Biochar businesses using seaweed (mainly Sargassum)  Local seaweed farms provide a food and income to local communities, waste seaweed made into Biochar can be used to improve soil locally or sold for profit. Seaweed biochar is an amazing way to capture carbon from the ocean.. Investments opportunities are available at a price of £30k per unit.

6)  Green Ocean Farming and the Green Ocean Trust are actively engaged in Kelp Forest Restoration and rejuvenation. We aim to restore damaged Kelp Forests or beds that have been effected by bad fishing practices, natural occurrences or other man made actions. If you have an interest in Kelp forests or want to offset your carbon footprint through kelp forest carbon sequestering please contact us. Here we are looking for capitalinvestments of £120k - £500k

7) Trial alternative aquaculture, such as sea cucumbers grown beneath our seaweed or fin-fish farms, so reducing or neutralising the negative impact of fin fish farms on the seabed and environment through innovative and cutting-edge aquaculture. We are seeking investments of £80k-200k to initiate this project

Seaweed is an amazingly healthy, sustainable, food source, it is also being used to make alternative food packaging, alternatives to plastics and to make Bio-Fuels. It can also be used to reduce methane emissions from Cattle and can be used to make Biochar or Seaweed Paper 

However, in 20 to 30 years time, unless we start growing seaweed now, there will not be enough seaweed to meet demand. If you want to get involved and help sponsor, donate or invest in our capital opportunities please contact  alec@greenoceanfarming.com

seaweed absorbs 173 million tonnes of carbon

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