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World-First: Akua Debuts Vegan Burger Made From Ocean-Farmed Regenerative Kelp

3 Mins Read Meat alternative brand Akua focuses on making plant-based foods from regenerative aquaculture and the young company has just unveiled the world’s first-ever burger made from kelp, a type of highly renewable algae that not only helps absorbs carbon but also prevents ocean acidification. N.Y.-based Akua launched its Kelp Burger that is plant-based and sustainably sourced […]

AlgiKnit Bags US$2.4M In Li Ka-Shing Backed Round To Bring Algae Bio-Yarns To Market

4 Mins Read New York-based biomaterials startup AlgiKnit has raised US$2.4 million in a bridge financing round that saw participation from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Horizon Ventures among others. The company says the investment brings it another step closer to commercialising its seaweed-derived biodegradable yarns that could disrupt the market for polluting fibres such as petroleum-based polyester […]