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SeaStock MD Tom Puddy speaks with The Australian about the Global Methane Pledge

SeaStock Managing Director Tom Puddy spoke with The Australian’s rural reporter Charlie Peel as the UN Climate Change Conference or COP27 Forum got underway in Egypt.

The Conference saw Australia added as a signatory to Joe Biden’s Global Methane Pledge which aims to reduce global methane emissions by 30% by 2030 – a bold target as Peel goes on to highlight.

According to the article, the native seaweed Asparagopsis “is a frontrunner in the race to develop a silver bullet. The red seaweed is rich in bromoform, which inhibits the production of methane in the stomachs of ruminants by between 80 and 98 per cent.”

“We initially started off building a pilot plant that’s rapidly grown into more of a commercial-scale plant based on the demand that we’re seeing,” Puddy says.

“What this plant will do is prove our ability to develop larger-scale land-based facilities along the WA coast and other locations that would be 10 times the size.”

“2030 certainly gives this industry around Asparagopsis cultivation time to prove-up the science and the reproductive systems move into full-scale production.”

To read the full article in The Australian click here

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Research Scientist

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.


Production Technician

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.