Our approach

We are building a business ecosystem based on farmed and harvested algae, which we turn into ingredients that are used in the production of everyday consumer goods.

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Seaweed and algae offer a sustainable, clean, and biological source of raw materials, ideal for a wide array of different applications. They can be harvested and processed with very little impact on the environment.
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Our patented biorefining process makes it possible to extract valuable bio-based chemicals from harvested invasive algae and ecologically farmed seaweed.
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The organic algae-based products can substitute conventional chemical ingredients in food & beverage, cosmetics, hygiene, textiles and many other goods and materials.
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Our algae harvesting platform can provide livelihoods to coastal entrepreneurs across the world, starting with the Baltic Sea and the Caribbean, while clearing eutrophied oceans of polluting nutrients.

Algae — our feedstock

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Algae regrows
quickly and
naturally for a truly
renewable source
of raw materials.

Algae are a diverse group of photosynthetic aquatic organisms. They can be divided into two groups:

1. microalgae are unicellular species found in both seas and freshwater, while
2. macroalgae aka seaweeds are larger and grow in oceans.

Value creation
on the coasts

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Harvesting seaweed and algae is not quite the same as harvesting wheat or other land-based plants. It is done with algae harvesters, which are individual floating harvesting modules, which can be attached to watercraft.
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We will directly employ people throughout the business chain and partner network, all the way from the algae farmers and harvesters to the feedstock producers utilising the biomass residue of our neoecology biorefinery.

Through our business ecosystem, we also want to provide sidestream work and revenue opportunities for people and businesses, such as fishermen, boat operators, offshore wind park operators, maintenance crews, and so on.

Origin by Ocean is investing in the development of next-generation blue-green algae harvesters with chosen partners.

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Our process — Nauvu®

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Nauvu is at the heart
of Origin by Ocean.

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Nauvu is a patented biorefinery technology capable of turning seaweed into multiple products, in one industrial process.
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Nauvu follows the golden rules of biorefinering by squeezing out as much value as possible from the used algae feedstock. Nauvu is less waste, more value.