Sirputis partnering with Polar Algae to develop seaweed processing equipment

Spriutis farm

Siauliu, Lithuania-based Sirputis, a provider of seaweed-farming and -processing equipment, announced a partnership with Finnmark, Norway-based biotech firm Polar Algae on 3 February.

Together, the two companies will work to provide custom processing lines for Polar Algae's seaweed-processing facilities at its NorSea Polarbase in Rypefjord, Norway. 

The first line the companies will work to develop will be dedicated to dry seaweed processing, followed by a second line for wet processing. The delivery is anticipated to be 2023 August to allow Polar Algae to start operations at its new facilities. 

The companies said in a joint statement they have partnered in order to bring sustainable, high-quality seaweed products to market.

"Polar Algae’s new seaweed processing facilities at NorSea Polarbase will play a vital role in helping the company meet the growing demand for sustainable seaweed products, while also helping to reduce the environmental impact of seaweed production. This partnership is a testament to the commitment of both companies to finding innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the seaweed industry, and will help drive the industry forward into a sustainable and profitable future," they said ."Sirputis and Polar Algae’s partnership is a step in the right direction, and we are excited to see what the future holds for the seaweed processing industry. This collaboration will help to set new standards in the industry, and we are confident that it will play a crucial role in advancing the sustainable growth of the seaweed industry."

Photo courtesy of Caroline G Haukeland/ Sirputis


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