Royal IHC wins MoMo prize for seaweed harvesting innovation
On 8 December, IHC was awarded the Mobilising More (MoMo) prize for an innovative plan to promote adaptation to climate change in developing countries. Project Manager R&D Bernardete Castro is responsible for the seaweed harvesting project at IHC MTI (the in-house R&D institute) and was presented with the prize at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Investor Forum in Amsterdam.
IHC received 30,000 euros for the seaweed harvesting business case, which aims to upscale seaweed cultivation through mechanisation and modern cultivation techniques. Using its experience in developing maritime equipment, IHC has designed, built and tested a prototype harvester for cultivated seaweed.