Selected

Phytoplankton

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'Time points' are awarded according to the adequacy of the solution with the type of innovations sought by Time for the Planet. They correspond to the analysis of several factors :

  • impact potential: impact average score > 4 => 0,5 point / if > 4,15 => 1 point.
  • global consistency: all average score of the 6 selection criteria > 2,5 => 1 point.
  • the favourite: % of assessments judge the innovation as a top one to act on a global scale against greenhouse gases > 20% => 1 point
  • the targeting: validation of Time for the Planet scope of action higher than 90% => 0,5 point + innovation level of maturity is enough => 0,5 point
  • social acceptability: semantic analysis score of comments > 0 => 0,5 point/ if > 3500 => 1 point
60 assessments

Submitted to the Scientific Committee : After the evaluations made by our volunteer assessors, innovations with the strongest impact potential are submitted to the Scientific Committee. The managing directors are responsible for the choice.

The most scalable all-natural solution to remove excess CO2 while restoring the ocean.

Submission date November 22, 2021 Founders Philip Kithil Development location Santa Fe

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What is the issue addressed?

Restores ocean ecosystems including seafood. Creates jobs. Reduces climate inequality.

How is the problem solved?

By growing more phytoplankton that naturally absorbs excess CO2 and storing it in the middle and deep ocean.

What is the customer target?

Corporations needing to reduce CO2 footprint. Governments needing to meet Paris Climate commitments.

How is this solution different?

Wave-powered upwelling pumps operate without intervention, deliver nutrients to sunlit surface and grow phytoplankton. Oceans are vast, no limitation.