Technologies

Agricultural Sciences

Title:

Integrated Processes for Simultaneous Production of Sap and K-carrageenan from Fresh Seaweed

Area:

Agricultural Sciences

Developing Agency:

Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Concil of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

Brief Description

Description :

The fresh seaweed as harvested from farm is liquefied to produce a sap which is proven to be a promising low cost bio fertilizer (foliar spray) from field trials on various crops and residue processed for recovery of ?-carrageenan which is used as an emulsifier, thickener and gelling agent in a wide range of commercial products. The technology is an integrated method is developed to utilize to a maximum extent the fresh biomass of seaweeds.