While our current focus is on the production of Asparagopsis based methane reducing feed supplements for ruminant livestock, SeaStock is actively engaged in identifying additional adjacent markets for other seaweed-based compounds which are currently the focus of new and ongoing research worldwide.
SeaStock’s patent pending dual extraction method to release the natural compounds in Asparagopsis can also be applied to other seaweed and algae species.
Natural Bromoform (CHBr3)
Australia’s Asparagopsis forecast demand is estimated to be 75,000mt (wet weight) annually by 2030 to offset methane generated by ruminant livestock. Additionally there is a global opportunity to produce and export Asparagopsis based feed supplements and products to major ruminant livestock producing countries.
Food and Beverage
The demand for seaweed products in the food industry is increasing globally due to its proficiency in adding nutritional value to food products. Examples of algae based food products include as supplements to a range of meat products, fish, fish products and oils, cereal based products such as pasta, flour and break and fermented products including cheese, cream and yoghurt.
Cosmetics and personal care
Algal compounds can be used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products with the market set to benefit from the continued focus on naturally derived, sustainable products.
High grade seaweed compounds have been proven for therapeutic use as an antioxidant, tumour suppressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, bacteria reduction and antiviral capacity among other identified uses. Compounds derived from seaweed and algae are currently in use across the pharmaceutical industry to treat a range of conditions including gall stones, stomach ailments, eczema, cancer, renal disorders, scabies, psoriasis, asthma, arteriosclerosis, heart disease, lung diseases and ulcers.
Dr Sanjana Senthilkumar is a Ph.D. graduate of Philosophy in Biosciences and Bioengineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, and holds a Bachelor of Technology in biochemistry from Sathyabama University, in India. During this time Sanjana gained vast research knowledge on plant secondary metabolites and their physiochemical properties. Her nearly decade-long experience spans across plant tissue culture, natural product chemistry, photo-physics, and various analytical techniques.
She possesses skill in experimental design, research review, execution, data analysis, and scientific writing. She has led and executed a research entrepreneurship project, which involved design, development, and patenting of an innovative apparatus for use in chemistry laboratories. Additionally, she has undertaken several roles as a trainer, teaching assistant, supervisor, instrument operator, and laboratory demonstrator.
Sanjana has been appointed to the position of Research Scientist to support the next phase of the Company’s commercial growth. Tasked specifically with helping establish a scientific approach to developing sustainable and commercially viable biomass growth of macro algae.
In 2023 Zoe completed a Bachelors in Coastal and Marine Science at Curtin University.
During her study Zoe also gained work experience as an aquaculture volunteer, including roles with PhD students and Department Primary Industry Resource Development (DPIRD). In addition Zoe worked at the Geraldton TAFE commercial hatchery, which introduced her knowledge to cultivate Asparagopsis seaweed and aquaculture operations.
Within completing Zoe's degree, she also completed field work studies on fish behaviours and interacted with multiple marine based professionals. Zoe had access to innovative technology that made her learning & experiences much more immersive and accessible, enabling her to gain experience in technologies, equipment and platforms used within the aquaculture research industry.
Zoe is thrilled to be a part of the Seastock science team, which has further ignited her passion for the ocean and participating in work which will benefit the state of our climate. Working towards a more positive future for all.
Emerging from an entrepreneurial background, E-von worked in the federal government for 10 years and left her corporate role to manage a few of her own startup businesses, in the health/wellness and food industries. Finishing a degree in Commerce, Human Resources and Management she went on to complete a Diploma of Aquaculture at the WA Marine TAFE.
Following her passion and entrepreneurial spirit, her interest lies in the development of the blue economy, primarily the growing of seaweed as a sustainable product to make an impact on the climate crisis and to produce protein to support the ongoing food shortage. Bringing along with her knowledge on biosecurity, laboratory practices, husbandry-aquaculture technical skills adopted from scientific research trials with WA native species Ulva Lactuca and Yellowtail Kingfish. Her multifaceted career in business and cultivation of marine aquaria across to Seastock's pilot lab. Taking on the challenge in her current role as Aquaculture Production Manager at Seastock she is also a proud mother of three beautiful souls.