Seaweeds are a valuable, underused resource. It is our belief that in a future bio-based, carbon-negative economy, seaweeds will have a much larger role to play than they currently do.

To achieve that future, a lot of barriers need to be overcome in every aspect of the value chain: fundamental science, regulations, investment, farming and harvesting, biorefining, novel applications, certifications and conservation.

Phyconomy is an information portal for the seaweed industry. It aims to support the advancement of the entire seaweed industry by improving the information flow: researching, analysing, organising and sharing knowledge.


The starting goals for the project are to:

A) Funnel more money into seaweed aquaculture by educating the market and raising awareness among investors and grantmakers.

B) Make it easier for people (looking to start) in the industry to find the information and the contacts they need by building out a series of information resources

Target audiences are policy makers, investors, (future) growers, (future) manufacturers, researchers and concerned citizens.


Phyconomy operates with the generous support of the ClimateWorks Foundation.

If you are also interested in furthering Phyconomy’s mission, please get in touch.


Steven Hermans