Bill Collins, the chairman of Cascadia Seaweed, is enjoying a slice of Sugar Cup in 2020.
The vessel is part of the seaweed project Oceans 2050, which won the Keeling Curve Prize in 2021.
The New York-based company was recognized worldwide for their role in the fight against climate change.
An international jury of jurors from the private, public, and non-profit sector has awarded the Keeling Curve Prize, which is awarded by the Global Warning Mitigation Project, to the Oceans 2050 maritime algae project for its efforts to capture carbon from algae.
Sidney’s Cascadia Seaweed is the only Canadian company and one of only two North American organizations participating in the Seaweed Project under the umbrella of Oceans Sustainability, a foundation led by Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of the renowned marine scientist Jacques Cousteau.
“It’s significant to see Oceans 2050 and the Seaweed Project recognized globally as a climate solution through the Keeling Curve Prize, as this will help Canadians see the potential of this growing sector,” said Bill Collins, chairman of Cascadia Seaweed in a statement.
Sydney algae company part of a global study on bending climate change curve