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 2020; Vijn 2020; Roque 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