About us

Our story

After years of intensive research in the field, the company KosterAlg was founded in 2016 by six experts specialized in marine botany, ecology and chemistry. With the purpose of developing and optimizing the growth and quality of seaweed in healthy Swedish waters, KosterAlg has found an efficient and sustainable process for producing Swedish-cultivated & EU-organic seaweed (or macro algae to use the correct designation in the research world!).

In its first years, KosterAlg’s EU-organic seaweed was cultivated in smaller quantities, but despite this, several Guide Michelin restaurants in Sweden, including restaurant VRÅ, Ekstedts and Sjömagasinet, inquired about this particular seaweed to use in their dishes. KosterAlg’s seaweed products received increasing attention in the restaurant sphere because of the unique combination of high nutritional values ​​and exceptional flavor combinations.

Over the years, the general interest in seaweed has increased as more people discover the positive health benefits of Swedish seaweed in foods, such as a high density of nutritional values, a natural flavor enhancer without added substances, and a sustainably grown raw material that is positive for the environment and our society. .

With our combined expertise, KosterAlg’s goal is to meet the demands of the health conscious customer by being the leading player in Europe of sustainably grown seaweed of the highest quality.

Research advisors & senior experts

Elisabet Brock

Ph.D. in marine ecology.

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

Fredrik Gröndahl

Assoc. Prof. / Head of Department for Sustainable Development Environmental 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.

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

Gunnar Cervin

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

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

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.

Henrik Pavia

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

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

 

 
 

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