In April 2021, a waste opportunity within the mussel industry came to our attention. The mussel industry generates a waste by-product called byssus fibres also known as mussel beards, which are currently processed alongside other animal by-products in an energy recovery process or disposed of in landfills. Both these practices contribute to the generation of methane gas, a greenhouse gas that is more than 25 times as potent as CO2 in trapping heat in the atmosphere.
Seastex Ltd, founded in June 2021, developed a groundbreaking method to convert byssus waste into high-quality materials. Through innovative solutions and sustainable practices, we are committed to mitigating the environmental impact of the construction and textile industry.