We are a full-service 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 seaweed, estuary and freshwater macroalgae species at near daily exponential growth 365-days per year.
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 remediation 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.
Remediating organic nutrients before they have an overall detrimental impact upon the environment. We are interested in offering a different way of sustainable seaweed (and freshwater macroalgae) cultivation, by using a land-based sustainable seaweed intensive production system like the SSTC System; while producing sustainable monthly biomass and revenue for long-term business strategies.
SSTC Systems were specifically designed to remediate concentrated nutrient-rich (eutrophic) water leaving a aquaculture facility. It proved to work for other businesses that produce organic-nutrient effluent, or are required to have NPDES permits. It worked in remediating eutrophic bays. as well. (Please look on the page titled The Research).
Since 2007; we have custom designed sustainable land-based seaweed systems for a variety of sites. From this, we were able to design and develop our proprietary Synergistic Sustainable Tumble Culture (SSTC) Systems in 2010.
These sustainable systems can be represented as greenhouses, buildings, floating pods, or land-based modular portable systems designed in 2012.
In regards to our modular systems, we can assist with the smallest to the largest project. 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.