In order to continue the work in developing and applying sustainably sourced algae-oil derivatives as the primary replacement for petrochemicals in several consumer products
lines that derive from polyurethane, polyester and chloroprene manufacturing, Algenesis will continue to solidify and strengthen its relationship with the California Center for Algae Biotechnology (CALCAB http://algae.ucsd.edu/ at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), as our scientific research partner, under the leadership of Stephen Mayfield, PhD, Skip Pomeroy, PhD, and our Chief Scientist, Mike Burkart, PhD, globally recognized preeminent algae research scientist who heads the Burkart Lab at UCSD (http://burkartlab.ucsd.edu/science.html).
California Center for Algae Biotechnology
Arctic Foam was developed by a group of committed surfers and outdoors enthusiasts who are also bottom-line oriented business people committed to environmental sustainability.
That same dedicated group from Arctic Foam has teamed up with molecular geneticists, biological chemists and industrial chemists from the University of California San Diego to launch Algenesis. In 2010, with our affiliated company, Arctic Foam, we embarked on an ambitious path to revolutionize surfboard technology. The plan was simple in concept but complex in approach. We started with a commitment to perfecting the basic foundation of a new surfboard’s performance characteristics: the polyurethane foam core. Today, Arctic Foam is producing the finest surfboard foam in the world, demanded by the best competitive surfers on the World Championship Tour. Our affiliation with Arctic Foam allows us direct access to some of the world’s leading experts in surfboard blank production. The experts at Arctic Foam do us a huge service by guiding our development of such a high-performance product and ensuring that it meets the standards of the industry.