CEO | SEA FOREST
Sam Elsom is cofounder and CEO of Sea Forest (Ltd), an innovative environmental biotechnology company developing the scaled cultivation of the red seaweed, Asparagopsis.
This seaweed, when included in very low quantities, reduces the production of methane in ruminants such as cattle and sheep by over 90% and is the most prospective tool for Australia’s agriculture industry to reach its carbon neutral target by 2030.
Sea Forest is the only commercial producer of Asparagopsis in the world and is set to make a significant impact on methane emissions reduction from livestock and dairy production. Sea Forest’s operations in Tasmania have the potential to reduce over 1 million tonnes of CO2-e per year by 2023.
Elsom is a passionate environmentalist and entrepreneur and is pioneering the development of a new and environmentally positive Seaweed aquaculture industry in Australia.