Seaweed farm examines biofuel potential

The potential of using algae as biofuel is being examined on the Haven waterway.

Marine biologists from Swansea University have installed a new seaweed farm in Pembroke Dock to look into the possibilities.

The project, funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, has a unique design with researchers also hoping to discover more about seaweed’s use as a food as well as its health benefits.

“The farm is an original design and there are no others exactly like it in the UK,” said Fleuriane Fernandes, a research assistant at Swansea University, “although there are other similar farms in Scotland and Ireland.”