We are a consulting company specializing in proprietary, land-based, sustainable macroalgae systems called a SSTC System (Synergistic Sustainable Tumble Culture Systems) by founder Tim Visi in 2010, when he had the first land-based sea vegetables (bio-remediation) farm in Washington State and most likely in the US; that supplied organic quality product nationwide.
The SSTC System is a total environmental controlled, sustainable intensive production system that can grow freshwater macroalgae, estuary and saltwater seaweed species at near daily exponential growth 365-days per year.
We custom-build our signature Synergistic Sustainable Tumble Culture (SSTC) Systems to match exactly what you require in monthly biomass production, since 2012.
These sustainable systems can be placed into greenhouses, buildings, floating Pods, or land-based modular portable systems.
From the single person wanting a micro-footprint modular farm of 80 or 160 square feet; the business owner who requires raw materials found in seaweed for their product (modular systems up to 424 square-feet), or large multiple greenhouses, buildings, or floating pods for businesses that require thousands or tens of thousands of tons of biomass/month; we can provide the expertise to ensure success. SSTC Systems were specifically designed to remediate concentrated nutrient-rich (eutrophic) water supplies, which is food for the plants.
Food for an environmentally controlled intensive grow system like the SSTC System would be nutrients found in the water, which can be achieved in many different ways. Either by metered distribution; or by more preferable ways of utilizing the SSTC System on how it was developed in the first place; to be used to grow seaweed and estuary plants to bio-filtrate or remediate organic-rich water leaving a fish aquaculture facility. It proved to work for eutrophic bays as well. (Please look on the page titled The Research)
Part of our consultation includes, training people interested in growing macroalgae (seaweed) on land, using our proprietary land-based SSTC Systems. This can be achieved by offering them our expertise in their project from the project assessments through final production stage, depending upon their level of participation. This can be achieved in many ways depending upon the interests of our clients. By this we mean that; depending upon the site selected to grow any type of macroalgae or microalgae intensive production system; a food supply will be required.
This stated, brings up an added benefit for everyone and the environment.
Everyone nowadays are working on ways to address climate change, water eutrophication of the planet. Scientists and engineers are working on developing ways to reduce acidification from the oceans.
They have developed many interesting systems. There has been extensive work throughout the world of using seaweed to phyto-remediate (bio-filtrate) the impact. There have been many news stories over the years about trying to build large or huge floating seaweed farms to remediate the ocean’s burden of carbon dioxide and other compounds. There are still other projects that have a complex multi-trophic bio-filtrate system anchored offshore or in coastal waters to address these problems.
So, there are other ways.
Why not address the wide ranging sources or sites that produce such eutrophic water. Especially for some sites that can cause large expansive areas of the ocean to become eutrophic?
There are sites all over the world. Many countries including the U.S. have many sites that have an impact on water quality. So why not address these local sites in everyone’s communities. It would offer a new sustainable way to develop an income while cleaning the environment through water re-mediation of these nutrients before they add to the already burden of the oceans, coastal waters, estuary, and freshwater watersheds.
That is what we are interested in.
Utilizing a land-based sustainable macroalgae intensive production system like the SSTC System to produce sustainable monthly biomass for interested parties to use for their business strategy; while remediating organic nutrients before they have an overall detrimental impact upon the environment.
This is Tim Visi’s passion;
To offer a unique opportunity to develop and sustain a long term business strategy by becoming a steward of the environment by utilizing the SSTC System to bio-remediate eutrophication of the aquatic environment from many different input sources. It is these sites that supply the necessary food for the plants to grow at high production rates in the SSTC System.