Fucoidan Extraction and Characterization of Alaskan Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp) and Costaria costata (5-ribbed kelp) and the Identification of Future Market Opportunities

This project will verify the presence, quantity, and quality of fucoidan in two species of brown seaweed common to Alaska while exploring and comparing seaweed stabilization strategies.

This project will also include market research that will look at fucoidan markets and their standards, while exploring potential fucoidan-based product development in Alaska.

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Project Term:  2023-2024

Funding:  $167,364, Alaska Blue Economy Center (ABEC), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)