About us

The company KosterAlg was set-up by six marinebiologists, specialized in marine botany, ecology and chemistry, cultivation and breeding of macroalgae and a sustainable use of marine resources. With three more key persons in finance, marketing and sales we now design the company to become a keystone in the production of cultivated Swedish macroalgae.

With our gathered experience we see KosterAlg as a frontrunner in the development of the Blue Economy, focusing on large-scale and sustainable production of macroalgae.

As of March 2018 we have access to a warehouse on Västbacken, north of Havstenssund, where we dry and store our algae.

Elisabet Brock

Ph.D. in marine ecology and B.Ed. as a primary schoolteacher University of Gothenburg.

Research: Chemical defense in rockweed, by a group of polyphenols present in brown algae

Pedagogical: Teaching and creating of educational and didactic programmes for schools, in Sweden and internationally.

E-mail: elisabet@kosteralg.se

Fredrik Gröndahl

Assoc. Prof. / Head of Department for Sustainable Development Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED) at KTH Stockholm.

Research: sustainable use of marine resources of the Baltic Sea, specifically in regard to the use of algae for biofuel and nutrition.

E-mail: fredrik@kosteralg.se

Gunilla Toth

Assoc. Prof., Dep. of Marine Sciences – Tjärnö, University of Gothenburg.

Research: the ecology of marine algae, marine chemical ecology and aquaculture of macroalgae

E-mail: gunilla@kosteralg.se

Gunnar Cervin

Ph.D., Dep. of Marine Sciences – Tjärnö, University of Gothenburg.

Research: marine botany, marine chemical ecology and aquaculture of macroalgae.

E-mail: gunnar@kosteralg.se

Göran Nylund

Ph.D., Dep. of Marine Sciences – Tjärnö, University of Gothenburg.

Research: aquaculture of macroalgae, chemical ecology of marine algae – how algae use chemical compounds to interact with their environment.

E-mail: goran@kosteralg.se

Henrik Pavia

Professor, Dep. of Marine Sciences – Tjärnö, University of Gothenburg.

Research: marine botany, marine community ecology, marine chemical ecology and aquaculture of macroalgae

E-mail: henrik@kosteralg.se

We cooperate with these research projects:

Billing adress:

KosterAlg AB
c/o Brock
Linnégatan 63
413 08 Göteborg
Sweden

Org.nr: 559057-6004