CaribAlgae creates a cycle of sustainable solutions by transforming waste resources into valuable products by means of algae. Read here how we do this!
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Facts about Curaçao
Curaçao, a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands is an island situated some 37 miles (60 km) north of the coast of Venezuela. It is the ideal location to start with CaribAlgae for three reasons; climate, urgency, and governmental reasons. Like most Caribbean islands, Curaçao has an ideal climate for cultivating algae, with high light intensities throughout the year.
Tourism is very important for the island and benefits from clean seawater, coral and beaches. The island’s geology resembles desert-like countries consisting of a lot of dry land that typically can’t be used for agriculture. Additionally, Curaçao has another great advantage as it is one of the few Caribbean islands that doesn’t suffer from annual hurricanes.
CaribAlgae exists because of a lot of committed people. See who we are, who help us, and connect!
We have an ambitious team with different backgrounds which allows us to carry out the project and to achieve our vision with the highest degree of success.
Avila first became acquainted with microalgae during her master’s degree in Freshwater and Marine Biology (University of Amsterdam).
She spent her childhood growing up on Curaçao and is highly motivated to contribute to the developments and society of the island.
Maarten has more than 25 years of experience in International Management and as an Entrepreneur in multiple roles. He strongly believes that the circular economy is the only way forward to a sustainable future. Everyone needs to take their responsibility to help build this future, and Maarten believes that CaribAlgae supports this vision.
With a background in mechanical engineering, Sebastiaan has over seven years of experience working on several of the biggest, multi company executed projects in the Oil & Gas industry.
He believes that algae is the future and wants to make his contribution to a cleaner environment.
During his PhD research at Texas A&M University, Daniel utilised the tools of genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics to study the metabolism and physiology of an oil-producing green alga (Botryococcus braunii).
He believes that humans have a responsibility to serve as stewards of the environment, and thinks algae is a great tool to reduce waste.
Without the support of our partners we would not have been where we are today.
CaribAlgae works on the following Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. Read how!
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