SeaStock has discovered new applications for compounds derived from seaweed, beyond its primary focus of reducing methane emissions in livestock.

Currently, there is strong demand for a livestock feed additive derived from Asparagopsis, a type of seaweed, which can reduce methane emissions by up to 90%. 

SeaStock is refining the cultivation of Asparagopsis for this purpose, but it is also exploring other markets for seaweed-based compounds.

SeaStock, in partnership with Flinders University, is investigating a range of other compounds derived from Asparagopsis taxiformis, which have high commercial value. 

These compounds have a range of applications across the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries.

Some of the compounds which have been successfully extracted are recognized for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergen, anti-virus, and tumour-suppressing capabilities, among others. 

Other applications include use as a natural pigment to replace potentially harmful artificial dyes in food and confectionary products and as an active and colour ingredient in cosmetic products.

SeaStock's research is still in the preliminary phase, but the company is confident that its seaweed-based compounds have the potential to make a significant impact in a range of industries.