E57 Brilliant Planet with Dr. Raffael Jovine

In this episode OpenAir is pleased to welcome Brilliant Planet Founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Raffael Jovine who discusses how the company unlocks the power of algae as an affordable method of durably and quantifiably sequestering carbon at gigatonne scale. The company’s innovative process enables vast quantities of microalgae to grow in open-air pond-based systems on coastal desert land. This is achieved without using fresh water, by harnessing a natural process that contributes to the health of oceans and air.

About Brilliant Planet - https://www.brilliantplanet.com

About Raffael: Dr. Raffael Jovine trained in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale, did his PhD in marine sciences at UC Santa Barbara, and completed research at MIT. In 2013, he founded and is now chief scientist of Brilliant Planet, a company that uses seawater, sunlight, and wind to grow food in coastal deserts, replicating algal blooms. He is married with five children and lives in London.

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