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Prof. Saha and his research group's study was introduced in the Japanese newspaper: Nishinippon.

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Unlike sea cultivation, land cultivation of Nori seaweed is less affected by weather and seawater conditions, has a stable harvesting capacity, and is relatively easy to harvest. Due to these advantages, land cultivation of Nori seaweed has become an emerging issue among food companies.

A research group led by Prof. Bidyut Baran Saha (Multiscale Science and Engineering for Energy and the Environment Thrust), in collaboration with Itoshima lab and Threeline Co.,Ltd., has been working on a demonstration of land-based Nori seaweed cultivation since 2019, and has successfully produced 6 kg of Nori seaweed (after dehydration) per month in a single tank. In preparation for commercialization, they aim to further increase harvesting capacity through research on optimal water temperature, irradiance light, and nutrient management techniques, as well as the implementation of a large-scale facility with multiple tanks.

The study was also introduced in the Nishinippon shimbun me.

May 4th, 2024 Nishinippon me

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