The Alginates Biopolymer & Brown Algal Products Community

Brown seaplants as raw materials for alginates and other extracts. One of the highest-profile and economically significant uses of several species of brown algae is in their role as raw materials for extraction industries that modify, extract and purify the chemical constituents known as alginates and also their role as a source of hydrolysates, meals and other products that serve as plant foods and animal feeds.

The SuriaLink Alginates Community is being developed as an information source for this important industry segment and we are also lining up trade facilitation facilities to help buyers and sellers of these raw materials to do business with each other.

The importance of this Community is well illustrated by these points:
>> Although brown seaweed genera such as Hizikia, Laminaria and Undaria are important human food species, most of the world's ca. million tons of harvested brown seaweeds go to production of biopolymers (alginates) or are processed to make products for agriculture such as animal feed supplements and plant food. Producing countries include Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Chile, France, Iceland, India, Ireland, Japan, North Korea, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, the USA and Vietnam. If at least 70% of total production goes to further processing then this amounts to about 700,000 tons worth in excess of 140 M USD.

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