Karen Scofield Seal and Dr. Charlie Bavington established OCEANIUM due to shared passion to enable and scale the emerging seaweed industry in the Western hemisphere. They lead a team committed to maximising the economic and compositional value of seaweed by producing novel and versatile ingredients for food, health, and materials that have multiple applications and leave as little waste behind as possible.
Our high-quality, high-purity ingredients are produced using OCEANIUM’s innovative proprietary biorefinery technology and green chemistry process. OCEANIUM pioneers R&D and engineering techniques in partnership with key stakeholders across our entire value chain – from farmed seaweed suppliers to equipment suppliers to customers – to ensure the high-quality products and optimal production methods.
The world needs scalable and adaptable solutions. Our vision is to become the world’s leading processor of sustainably farmed seaweed to enable the industry and continue to create innovative seaweed ingredients to generate positive environmental, economic, and social impact, ensuring food security and livelihoods for future generations, and contributing to ocean health.
OCEANIUM is fortunate to have a wonderful set of supporters who are committed to our mission of enabling the seaweed farming industry through high-quality ingredients and green processing. Our investors include Builders Vision, World Wildlife Fund, Green Angel Ventures, Sustainable Finance Initiative members, BDT and MSD, Katapult Ocean and Sustainable Ocean Alliance as well as angel investors from around the world. Read about our latest fundraising round.
We are also grateful to the European Commission – CINEA, Innovate UK and Scottish Enterprise for ongoing support to conduct industry-defining seaweed R&D and scale-up.