The €300,000 HIT RESET Grant winners, Rum & Sargassum Inc. officially launched the SarGASsum project on June 07, 2023. This pilot project, which will run for 18 months, aims to provide biofuel solutions to the transportation and energy needs of Barbados.

SarGASsum has two deliverables:

  • To set up the country’s first biofuel service station and;
  • To develop a mobile app that predicts Sargassum seaweed biomass influx patterns into the island’s exclusive economic zone.

“By utilising cutting-edge technologies and harnessing the power of data analytics, this app will revolutionise our ability to predict and mitigate the arrival of sargassum seaweed along our shores. This invaluable tool will empower coastal communities, environmental organizations, and local authorities to plan and implement effective strategies in safeguarding our precious marine ecosystems,” said Dr. Legena Henry, CEO and Founder of Rum & Sargassum Inc. at the project launch.

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