OliveGrove Partners are undertaking a feasibility study of a planned project to recover Mediterranean Posidonia seaweed for use as mulch and fertilizer. The seaweeds are otherwise collected at large expense to local councils and burned. Consequently, as well as providing a natural organic fertilizer, our project will reduce CO2 emissions.
Posidonia as a natural organic seaweed fertilizer
The reintroduction of this ancient agricultural practice, now fallen into disuse, combined with modern technology, could turn what is currently seen as an annual beach cleaning burden and cost to the Italian councils into a valuable resource.
This will produce a valuable saving for local communities, whilst also reduce CO2 emissions thanks to reuse of Posidonia as a natural organic fertilizer.
The project, called Posidonia Life Cycle (PLC), is currently under evaluation by OliveGrove Partners and other stakeholders.