Genetics-Powered Agriculture in the Ocean

Ocean Harvesting

Forjazul will transform seaweed, specifically Kappaphycus alvarezii – Kalv, into the first ocean agriculture crop through genetic innovation.

Uncharted Waters

Unlike land, the ocean offers vast and unexplored opportunities for production. More than 2 billion hectares of coastal zone are available for aquaculture, compared to the saturated 1.5 billion hectares of crop and arable land.

Genetic Exploration

We created KaGE – Kappaphycus alvarezii Genome Explorer, a genetics, bioinformatics, and systems biology tool. This innovation allows for the development of strains tolerant to temperature, salinity, Illumination, and disease.

Unique Potential

But that’s just the beginning. Kalv represents a unique biological platform. Its genetic compatibility with animal genomes enables the production of animal proteins and vegan animal compounds.

Collaborative Innovation

While Forjazul will hold numerous high-tech patents, our business opportunity is solidified through an integrated revenue-sharing model. It includes and incentivizes all four parties in the supply chain, from the genetically improved seedling provider to the fertilizer company, encompassing farmers and refineries.

Investment Opportunity

We are in the process of raising a SAFE round. Check the conditions here.

Leadership Vision

Forjazul is founded by Scott Fahrenkrug, the former founder and CEO of Recombinetics and Acceligen, and Mauro Rebelo, founder of Bio Bureau. Together, they bring a combination of groundbreaking biotechnology experience, including regulatory approval for gene-edited animals and the development of commercial environmental gene-drives.

Brazilian Promise

With over 7000 km of coastal zone and a welcoming regulatory environment for seaweed farming and gene-edited organisms, Brazil provides an ideal location for this pioneering endeavor.

Green Solutions

By offering carbon-positive fertilizers, Kalv will diminish the agribusiness carbon footprint. This effort can make agribusinesses in countries like Brazil competitive once again, in light of stringent European carbon taxes.