ABOUT

CaribAlgae creates a cycle of sustainable solutions by transforming waste resources into valuable products by means of algae. Learn how WE DO this!

The Problem

Wastewater

Waste Water Pollution

CO2_Rising

Rising CO2 levels

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High Economic Vulnerability

Our Solution

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Recycling of Wastewater

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CO2 Sequestration

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Increase of Economic Resiliency

Why Curaçao?

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Ideal Climate

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Great Urgency

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Industrial Infrastructure and Governance

Facts about Curaçao

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GDP

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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.

WHO

CaribAlgae exists because of a lot of committed people. See who we are, who help us, and connect!

Our Team

We have a small but 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 Lindgren

Avila Lindgren

Founder and CEO

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.

Daniel Browne

Daniel Browne

Algae Science Specialist

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.

Sebastiaan Winters

Sebastiaan Winters

Technical Development

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. 

Bobby Verbaan

Bobby Verbaan

Public Relations

Bobby has a master’s degree in Environmental Geography and Environmental Science. Her passion to create a sustainable, holistic future to protect animals, the environment, and future generations first started in her younger years, while growing up on Aruba and Curaçao. 

You?

Become part of the team!

Do you have Algae know-how, are you eager, willing to contribute to this project and don’t mind living in Curaçao? Drop us an email at info@caribalgae.com.

Partners

Without the support of our partners we would not have been where we are today.

RESPONSIBILITY

CaribAlgae works on the following Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. Read how!

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