Our past, present and future was, is and will always be related to research. We were born thanks to the success of the AT-SEA Project. Since our birth in 2016, we have focused on investigations in improving seaweed farming and its uses, thus transmitting the highest value to our clients.
AT-SEA, Advanced Textiles for Open Sea Biomass Cultivation, was an EU 7th Framework Project which started in 2012 and ended in July 2015. This research project targeted the development of advanced, 2D seaweed cultivation substrates in order to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of seaweed cultivation in Europe.
To continue the ground breaking work of the European Project AT-SEA, 5 of the 11 partners of the AT-SEA consortium co-founded the spin-off company At-Sea Technologies to sell turnkey seaweed farms. Seaweed is an important source for our future supply of food and feed (additives), biochemicals, biomaterials and bioenergy.
In 2018 HoldiNova group, invested in At-Sea Technologies as a majority partner to raise the company to a higher stage, more efficient and specialized in its area under the name of AtSeaNova.
Current R&D Projects
WIER & WIND
WIER & WIND is a project by Interreg Europe which main objective is to demonstrate the feasibility to install offshore seaweed farms into windmill parks.
Together with 6 partners, being AtSeaNova the project coordinator, this 3-years-project has the aim of installing and running a 2 Ha seaweed farm nearby a windmill park in the North Sea on the border between Flanders and The Netherlands.
You can learn more about this project in our NEWS section.
BIOSEA is an innovative cost-effective technology for maximizing aquatic biomass-based molecules for food, feed and cosmetic applications.
The overall objective of BIOSEA is the development and validation of innovative, competitive and cost-effective upstream and downstream processes for the cultivation of 2 microalgae (Spirulina platensis and Isochrysis galbana), and 2 macroalgae (Ulva intestinalis and Saccharina latissima). The aim to produce and extract at least 6 high value active principles at low cost (up to 55% less than with current processes) to be used in food, feed and cosmetic/personal care as high-added value products.
MACRO CASCADE will prove the concept of the Cascading Marine Macroalgal Biorefinery i.e. a production platform that covers the whole technological chain for processing sustainable cultivated macro-algae biomass.