Bioremediation & Bioplastics Project

seaweed and mussel culture as natural biofilters to protect our fisherman's livelihoods, create biodegradable plastic alternatives and invent new market opportunities

Bioremediation

is the process of decontamination using living biota

harmful algal blooms release toxins into our waters causing serious health issues for both marine life and humans. furthermore, their rapid growth depletes oxygen leading to massive fish kills and subsequently jeopardising the livelihood of coastal fish farmers.

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Mussels

they feed by filtering algae, bacteria and small organic particles from the water, thus consuming these toxic-producing algae and improving overall water quality 

mussels are natures' biofilters

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SEAWEED

culture of native seaweeds can deter the growth of harmful algae by competing for nutrients in the water. they also act as carbon sinks to offset carbon emissions

seaweed as competition and carbon sinks

Bioplastics

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harvested seaweeds can be dried and processed to produce a bioplastic polymer 

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MUSSEL plastic

mussels attach to surfaces via strong and flexible fibres which can withstand incoming waves, these chemical compounds can be mimicked to produce strong and flexible plastic 

Watch to find out how we can achieve a truly circular economy where we:

  • Create a biodegradable marine-friendly plastic alternative

  • Preserve our kelong culture and fishermen’s livelihoods and

  • Invent new products, new markets and new opportunities

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