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"The ocean is a big possibility for economical growth"

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“We are now more than seven billion people on the planet. That means that we are using all the land resources to a very big extent. We have to use the space available in the sea to produce for example food. We have used a very small fraction of what the sea could produce in a sustainable way, so there is a big possibility for economic growth”. Fredrik Gröndahl, participant in Crosstalks on the #ocean - Into the deep – the unknown territories and resources of the sea - is an Associate Professor of Industrial Ecology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is also Project Manager for Seafarm, an interdisciplinary research project which grows and uses macroalgae for many different purposes in a closed loop system that produces zero waste. The goal is to use the full potential of the algae. “I hope we reach the stage where we have developed efficient and effective techniques and have solved all the other issues too, so that commercial powers can take over and construct an algae-based biorefinery.”