Renewable Matter # 26 / March-April

Circular Seaweed

by Francesco Bassetti

Seaweed production is no longer just about creating a new biofuel, it is also a source of food, feed and a valuable component in the bioplastics sector. However, it must be grown in a circular manner. 


Just over 10 years ago Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, vowed to donate over $3 billion to fight global warming by developing low carbon fuels, and in particular a seaweed-based biofuel for aeroplanes. In an exclusive interview with the BBC in 2008 he advocated for: “A fuel that...

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