Global levels of CO2 have been growing rapidly in the last century
A rise of 2,000 ppm by about 2250 (IPCC worst-case scenario) implies a civilization-threatening rise of 9 degrees C (16°F) in global temperatures.
All latest data is reported as the number of molecules of carbon dioxide divided by the number of all molecules in air carbon, measured at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii.
Our oceans are out of balance
Deforestation & water pollution have significantly increased nutrient runoff. In combination with warming oceans, it has normalized the explosion of seeweed blooms suffocating costal ecosystems, and disrupting communities and livelihoods.
A win-win model: a planet-saving resource that also transforms markets
Seaweeds grows faster than terrestrial plant, by efficiently absorbing nutrients found at sea, including CO2. That makes it an ultra-sustainable resource that can offset carbon at a global scale.
Even more, our proprietary harvesting and processing technology allows us to turn seaweed into innovative biomaterials for industries like pharma and agriculture, while avoiding or minimizing further release of harmful byproducts.
Our model is built on bringing both economic viability & regenerative potential to carbon offset & ocean de-acidification.
The Rainforests of the Ocean
The Rainforests of the Ocean Powered by available water, nutrients and energy, our Marine Permaculture Arrays can vastly improve carbon drawdown compared to traditional land-based methods. Even more, it strenghtens fish stocks and marine habitats by restoring important ecosystems like kelp forests, or even allow them to grow in coasts they couldn’t develop naturally before.
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BIOSTIMULANT FOR SOIL RESTORATION & ORGANIC FARMING*
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Blue Economy For Island Nations
We believe that responsible stewardship of ocean resources will lead to transformative economies, sustainable development, environmental recovery, and resilient communities.
Starting with a biorefinery in Puerto Rico & a processing hub in México, we are focused on island nations & coastal economies that are most at risk of climate collapse & resource dependence.
Marine Permaculture is an important component of resilient, low-carbon approaches to island sustainability, alongside renewable energy and food sovereignty.
Building alliances for the health of our seas
As a Public Benefit Corporation, we have a mandate to put our resources to work in restoring the health of the oceans & climate. We're proud to partner with intitutions, citizen movements, governments, and other companies in this.
Marine Permaculture™ is featured as one of four solutions that exist today that can improve the planet's sustainability.
Learn about how C-Combinator is going to address the global demand for food, feed, fertilizer and advanced materials while drawing down carbon and restoring life in the oceans with Dr. Brian Von Herzen and Damon Gameau.
Meet The Team
Adrianna Guzman Dominguez
Associate Lab Assistant
Ben Ellis, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Benjamin I. Jelen, PhD
Director, Research and Development
Brian von Herzen, Ph.D.
Director of Business Development - Biogas
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Hector Luis Paris
Senior Associate Director, Collection and Processing
Jason R. Cole, PhD
John “Jack” Harrison
Senior Associate Director, Project Manager
VP, Global Business Development
Director of Operations
Technical Sales Director
Jorge Vega Matos
Program Director, Puerto Rico & the Caribbean
Lisbeth Echevarria, PhD
Lead Scientist, Microbial
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