The day is finaly here! Today we are gather in Trondheim for the 1st Annual PROMAC Open Day. Today’s topic is Seaweeds – Tomorrow’s Sustainable Superfoods. Almost 80 persons from 7 different countries is attending the seminar and we are looking forward to a day with interesting presentation, discussions and networking.

Project Manager Dr. Annelise Chapman opened the seminar with an introduction to the PROMAC project, its goals and the road ahead. Because of the International Woman’s Day she also honoured all the women working with seaweed throughout the world, as well as the number of women in the PROMAC project.



Dr Brijesh Tiwari from the TEAGASC Food Research Center in Ireland spoke of “Novel processing technologies for seaweed for human application” – giving us an overview of which types of technolgies are being used and developed for utilization of seaweed.

An important issue when utilizing seaweed for food and feed are the aspects related to unwanted components present in the raw material. Solbjørg Hogstad from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Arne Duinker from the National Institute of Nutrition adn Seafood Research (NIFES) introduced us to the aspects related to safety and seaweed and the work being carried out regarding legislations.




Assistant Processor Susan Holdt at DTU – Technical University in Denmark and Walter Möller, director at Remis Algen GmbH in Germany introduced us to the many valuable components that can be extracted from seaweed and how they can be utilized commercialy. Remis Algen GmbH have developed tasty burgers and sausages containing seaweed. You can read more about the products here.

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