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Sea Forest

Abating climate change using seaweed feed to reduce livestock emissions.

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Sam Elsom

Cofounder & CEO at Sea Forest

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Australia
Sea Forest cultivates red seaweed as a feed supplement that reduces methane emissions from livestock. Based in Australia, Sea Forest can reduce cattle emissions by up to 80% through feed delivery systems such as feed additives for barn-based cattle and lick blocks for grazing cattle. Their customers include Asahi and Fonterra, having achieved positive market trials and won awards for sustainability. Longer term, Sea Forest aims to scale up and integrate into global supply chains and become a more consumer facing brand.

Notable Achievements

  • Proved that 0.5% of SeaFeed™ can cut methane production by up to 90%
  • Named as finalist for the 2023 Earthshot Prize in the ‘Fix Our Climate’ category
  • Sea Forest's Triabunna facility achieved FAMI-QS certification, assuring customers that quality, safety and operational practices meet regulatory requirements

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

May 23, 2024

Grill’d switches to sustainable beef

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May 16, 2024

Grill’d announces a major initiative to promote sustainability in their burger offerings

Read on TOORAK TIMES »

May 10, 2024

Tracking Australian Ministers and Australian pledges at COP28

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May 2, 2024

15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food

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April 22, 2024

World-first low-emission milk

Read on Dairy News Australia »

March 27, 2024

Ashgrove and Sea Forest launch world's first low-emission milk in Tasmanian supermarkets

Read on Pulse Tasmania »

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