The material is developed from a cheap by-product from the lime quarries
The product is suitable for many different seas and lakes thanks to the fact that it can be adapted to different water depths.
Once down at the bottom, the product binds up phosphorus into the sediment.
When phosphorus is removed, the cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms diminish, and aquatic organisms return to the dead bottoms.
Levande Hav is a spin-off company from Stockholm University. It was started in order to show that the method can be used in real environments.
The research behind it has been funded by Baltic Sea 2020 and the EU (Seabased, Central, Baltic, INTERREG V).