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COPEMER is aiming to be carbon neutral by the end of 2022, with the help of Kelp!

In our fourth blog of the series, we will share with you some of the things we are currently working on here at Copemer in our quest to become carbon neutral.

One of our key initiatives relates to kelp! But before we talk more about this, we would recommend reading the following three blogs (if you haven't already) to give some context to our plans and to better understand the numerous benefits of kelp and seaweed farming.

  • Our first blog in the series talks about Kelp and how algae-based CO2 conversion is a very cost-effective option for reducing carbon emissions.

  • In the second blog, we explore some more of the many benefits of kelp, including how accessible it is, how it is grown, and how it is actively being used to counter-act climate change.

  • The third blog begins to look more closely at some of the global sustainable projects and partnerships that many shipowners and maritime organisations have been supporting and investing in, particularly those which actively demonstrate environmental gains.

At Copemer, we are committed to becoming carbon-neutral and we will strive to achieve this goal by the end of 2022. We believe that investing in kelp and seaweed farming is a positive step in the fight against climate change towards a sustainable future.

We recognise that, as the seaweed industry continues to expand, there will inevitably be new challenges and risks to overcome. In order to better understand and mitigate against these, more investment, advocacy and research is needed. To this end, we have decided to:

  1. Partner with a kelp farm and support their aims to increase market development and processing capacity, and develop more efficient supply chains.

  2. We intend to invest directly and grow some of our own kelp. In addition to the environmental gains of growing the kelp, we wish to give back to local communities and enable them to flourish. Some of the local initiatives we are keen to support will ensure that the kelp we grow is:

    • used to feed local cows,

    • mixed with school lunches to provide healthy nourishing meals to the local elementary school children,

    • used as a key ingredient in producing local detox juice.

We will report back on our progress through our blogs and in the meantime, as always, if you would like to chat to us about any of the contents of our blogs, please contact us

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