Marine Biopolymers looking to build pilot plant for sodium alginate production

Seaweed technology could create 40 news jobs for island community

New technology to process extracts from seaweed could create around 40 jobs on South Uist.

The process turns fresh, wet seaweed from South Uist into dried sodium alginate as a food thickener in foods including ice-cream, olive oil spread and apple pie as well as in cosmetics.

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Tags: pharmaceutical, textile, funding, laboratory-scale feasibility study


stv News, 2012-11-16.


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