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The Algae Grower

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A home device to encourage sustainable growing of fresh Spirulina

The Algae Grower is a home device for the sustainable production and collection of fresh Spirulina, a highly nutritional microalga. It can produce about 5 grams per day which is the recommended amount for an adult. This product aims to foster the use of microalgae as food, to educate users, and to highlight the importance of the transition towards more sustainable production and consumption patterns. In the future, with an ever-increasing population and diminishing global resources, such superfoods rich in nutrients could be an essential sustainable solution.

Maurizio Vrenna

  • Maurizio Vrenna

    Maurizio Vrenna

    Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)

    I am an Assistant Professor in Design at Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou – China. I hold a Ph.D. in Management, Production, and Design from Politecnico di Torino – Italy, and I have been studying at Tsinghua University and Tongji University. During my career, I developed innovative products and services, working for clients such as Ferrari, Ducati, and Juventus. I perform advisory services for Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership on climate change. My research interests are sustainable design and materials, biodesign, and product-service system design. I am a member of AAIIC – Association of Italian Academics in China and IDA – Italian Design Association.more


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