Working with nature to nourish the living planet through the vitality of seaweed
What We Do
Focusing primarily on the coast of BC, we practice ocean-based seaweed farming, combining innovation with tried and proven cultivation methods that have been passed down from decades of experience. We are strong believers of continuous improvement and using kaizen to optimize our farming techniques
We are constructing a biorefinery with the capabilities to produce seaweed-based products across a vast portfolio of applications. The biorefinery will be our operational hub, and will process the kelp from all of the Ocean Regenerative farms
While Ocean Regenerative plans to build a diverse portfolio of products across many verticals, primary research and development efforts will go towards creating a 'biostimulant', to enhance the production, health and longevity of agricultural plants. While organic farming is on the rise, farmers seek sustainable alternatives to deliver the essential nutrients to their crops
Our mission is to regenerate the ocean and produce products that provide nourishment and resiliency to the living planet
Kelp is a form of seaweed and farming kelp does not require arable land, fresh water, and chemical fertilizers. As global population grows, regenerative solutions must be employed to restore the environment, while providing nutritional requirements for humans, animals, plants and soils. At Ocean Regenerative, our aim is to provide organic biostimulants and soil conditioners while delivering significant ecosystem services to the ocean. As the business grows, we will expand our product offering to include nutritional products for people and animals.
Seaweed is critical to ocean vitality and provides the habitat that enables other species to thrive, both in and out of the water. Seaweed efficiently absorbs carbon and other nutrients and produces much of the oxygen we breathe. Seaweed forests also provide cover and shelter that is beneficial to other species and protects coastlines by buffering storm surges and sea rise. Ocean acidification is increasing as the marine environment absorbs CO2 and cycles it over time. One hectare of seaweed forest can absorb about 15 tonnes of carbon/year, however, due to its annual lifecycle unless it is harvested, most of the carbon taken-up is reabsorbed in the water column. Ocean Regenerative will disrupt the carbon-return cycle by using harvested seaweed to produce products that return carbon to soils where it can be sequestered and help restore carbon balance.
Advantage of the BC Coast
We are based in British Columbia, Canada, and are working along its Pacific Ocean coastline in pristine ecosystems of cold, nutrient rich waters where some of the world’s strongest currents flow to form enriching habitats for over 640 species of seaweeds.
British Columbia has all of the necessary elements to establish and grow a thriving seaweed cultivation industry, and build a new and important sector of the Canadian economy that may be replicated in other parts of the world. British Columbia provides exceptional potential to demonstrate and catalyze regenerative economic development and ecosystem management of the ocean.
25,000 kilometers of pristine coastline, inlets and islands with high biodiversity of seaweeds.
Well-trained marine-based workforce, technicians, professionals, researchers, universities and collaborative research and industry development with government, together with coastal communities of skilled and motivated people who are seeking meaningful livlihoods.
Recent policies and regulations that promote responsible aquaculture, marine protection planning, and laws that clearly set-out the rights and titles of Indigenous Peoples, and define appropriate corporate governance.
Strong financial institutions, equity and insurance markets, and impact investors, oriented to multi-faceted returns on their investments.
Well established infrastructure, including transportation, energy, and communications and experienced engineering, and other core services necessary to build key infrastructure for sea farming, harvesting and processing, and product transportation and distribution.