Volta Greentech is developing a scalable, sustainable, and automated land-based red seaweed cultivation system - tailored for the selected species of red seaweed that are crucial ingredients in our product. A land-based factory enables optimization of temperature, light, and nutrients to maximize the red seaweed's growth rate while ensuring a high and standardized quality of the feed supplement.
To meet the increasing global demand for the solution, we are rethinking how to produce red seaweed at scale. Our seaweed has an immense impact potential, but as no one has been growing this type of red seaweed at scale before, the global demand far exceeds the supply. Looking at existing production methods for red seaweed, we quickly realized that we needed to take a different approach to reach the scale we are aiming for. Therefore, we went to the drawing board and looked at what would be necessary to produce Asparagopsis at scale for global implementation.
Production inside Volta Factory 01
How it works
To ensure a sustainable footprint in the production and viable production economics, our seaweed is produced using renewable electricity, waste heat, and CO2 from nearby industries.
We have our HQ and lab, Volta Labs, at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. This is where we work with product development and optimize our cultivation recipe. We are constructing our first factory, Volta Factory 01 in Lysekil and are planning Volta Factory 02 - one of the world’s largest red seaweed factories.