Algae to Disrupt the Supply Chain

Elliot Roth, Founder of Spira, Inc, is developing algae to make changes to our global supply chain.

Elliot first discovered the nutritional benefits of algae when he was short on cash and looked up how NASA feeds their astronauts. With his background in bioengineering and genetics, his need for easy protein grew into a desire to revolutionize the global supply chain to be less extractive, and grow resources from biological organisms.

We talk about building toward a utopian vision of the future. For Elliot, that vision includes localizing the supply chain to reclaim the means of production.

We also talk about how the algae blooms and sargassum, which are currently huge problems in Florida, could be resources  to treat wastewater and also provide materials for food or to plastics or rubber.