Skip is creating sustainable products without sacrificing quality.
Skip’s work involves creating biofuel from algae. Algae are plants that grow in water, and range from microscopic to large, well-known plants like kelp. They are especially important because petroleum is oil from algae that is millions of years old and buried underground.
Skip’s team has figured out how to use this resource and limit our dependency on fossil fuels, like petroleum. For instance, his team created an algae-based surfboard. Most surfboards today are made from petroleum. But, this one uses algae oil to form the core of the surfboard. The team worked with Arctic Foam to shape the core and coat it with a renewable resin.
And if that wasn’t impressive enough, Skip’s team has also set records with their algae-fueled motorcycle. This synthesis of biotechnology, sustainability, and products that grab people’s attention will help make people realize the power of using renewable resources.