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Developing commercial practices for Asparagopsis seaweed cultivation at scale: an opportunity for rapid industry growth and optimising social and environmental outcomes

It has been proven that the addition of a small quantity of the bromoform-producing red seaweed (Asparagopsis taxiformis) supplement to livestock feed can reduce methane emissions up to 98% and enhance feed conversion efficiency, and productivity by 20% (Abbott 2020; CSIRO 2020Vijn 2020Roque 2019).

This novel approach to methane reduction and production has a projected demand for red seaweed from domestic feedlots of 300,000 tonnes of dried Asparagopsis annually with potential for international trade in the millions of tonnes as international governments seize upon climate initiatives.

This project will address the key knowledge blocks to unlock the industry’s potential for Northern Australia.


Pilbara Blue Carbon Co Pty Ltd

Ocean Green Farms Pty Ltd

Darryl Corps Family Trust T/A Karratha Earth Moving and Sand Supplies

Abrolhos Aquaculture Australia Pty Ltd

Future Green Solutions Pty Ltd

Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group Inc

Australian Producers Consortium Pty Ltd


Dr John Statton, University of Western Australia

Prof. Gary KendrickUniversity of Western Australia

Dr Phil Vercoe, University of Western Australia

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