Plastic from Algae

Cereplast, a company that designs and makes sustainable plastics from starches found in tapioca, corn, wheat and potatoes.But using potatoes and corn to produce billions of tonnes of bio-plastics might not be the most sustainable business plan either, as spikes in food prices in 2008 illustrated.

So Scheer, owner of Cereplast is also looking at algae.

“Algae presents the same kind of physical and thermal property that we find in starches,” he said. “We can grow algae extremely fast, in very large quantities, at a very low price.”

Cereplast hopes to offer a plastic made with algae for commercial sale by the end of 2010 and is projecting its annual sales will have doubled by then.

What’s more Algae plastics, being environmental friendly ,at the right price will catch on.

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