The NISE project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund Programme through the Welsh Government.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. J.W King


The NISE project investigates the culture of selected species of native seaweeds, and the subsequent use of their extractives in high value applications such as functional food additives and as functional additives for the cosmetics sector. The focus of the project is on the isolation of high value, low volume speciality chemicals, which is a radically different approach from other current projects in this sector. The project facilitates the use of Welsh native seaweeds, produced via marine-culture associated with existing mussel production. Fractionated feedstocks will be isolated for subsequent downstream conversion to high value products for the food and cosmetics industry. This expertise will assist Welsh SMEs involved in the production, preprocessing and use of seaweed based fractions to deliver a range of products as part of an integrated supply chain.

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