Klarenbeek & Dros show new biopolymers of lab grown seaweed from the North Sea. Based on their expertise and five year research on local biopolymers from micro and macro algae (seaweed) for which they’ve received the New Material Award. The lab propagated seaweed embryo’s are grown further in open waters, by the seaweedfarmers, cleaning our water whilst stimulating biodiversity and absorbing carbon. The final materials are eco-compatible and an alternative and 1 to 1 replacer for fossil non-degradable plastics.
Seaweed Cycle was presented in ‘The Breakdown Economy’ at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
(2017-ongoing / algae)