New approaches in Mariculture

With the ongoing climate change, alternative food and feed has to be provided to an ever growing human population. We offer concepts and products for sustainable offshore production of algae. Moreover, we provide innovation strategies and research in the field of photosynthetic CO2 mitigation using flue gas from companies of the energy, automobile and chemical industry, from the emission source along the pipelines to potential sequestration sites.

The Department Phytolutions of iSeaMC GmbH develops and implements key-elements for innovative technologies and processes for the efficient conversion of algae biomass into high-value products and strategies for chemical, waste-water and fuel applications. The department provides and consults on photobioreactors and offers support on the installation of near- and offshore algae farms. These large scale installations can then be monitored with crawler technology.

Phytolutions has successfully implemented its production technology since 2010, which can be deployed under outdoor conditions, uses waste-heat for temperature control, and a pre-concentration harvesting system. Similar production systems are now in use in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and China.

New approaches in Mariculture Department of Phytolutions

The main objectives are:

  • granting license-agreements and expert support for the operation of the patented phytobag plant (land and ocean based)
  • further development of harvesting strategies based on membrane and flocculation technologies
  • planning /design of any operational production systems for biomass production, reduction of nutrients and CO2, cleaning of waste streams and synergies with industrial sites
  • team training in Bremen and on-site for operation and supervision
  • offering monitoring assistance
  • product development for high-value substances for medicine, food and feed
  • applications for residual biomass as source for chemical and energetic products
  • assessment for up-scale into large scale installations based on modular units

Memberships in European Algaee Biomass Association (EABA), Bundesverband Aquaculture, and was a foundation member of aireg e.V. the aviation initiative for renewable Energy.

iSeaMC GmbH / Department Phytolutions has granted and pending patents for several technological applications in EU and China.


Dr. Claudia Thomsen

iseamc phytolutions Mariculture windfarm
Mariculture Wind Farm
Mariculture connected to Wind Farm or decommissioned oil-rigs.