In this article you will find three interesting blue economy startups that are developing new ways of using marine resources in a sustainable way.

In our current economic system we are exploiting natural resources without fully considering the impact on the environment.

Thanks to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals companies are trying to develop more sustainable businesses, including the ones that operate in the marine industry.

In particular, the Goal n. 14 is the one linked to the blue economy, as it aims at using in a sustainable way the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Startups are a great source of innovation and disruption, and that is why the most interesting ideas to use the ocean resources in a sustainable way are coming from them.

In this article you can find our selection of three interesting blue economy startups:


Algama is a food-tech company that harvests the potential of algae to create food that’s good for both people and the planet.

Founded by Alvyn Severien and Gaëtan Gohin, Algama selects algae and transforms them into ingredients that are then used to shape sustainable alternatives to animal-based products, like eggs or meat.


Notpla is a sustainable packaging startup that aims at reducing plastic waste by creating alternative materials.

Founded by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Pierre Paslier, this blue economy startup creates a material made from seaweed and plants that biodegrades naturally in weeks.

New Wave Foods

New Wave Foods is a startup that is developing sustainable plant-based alternatives to shellfish, using seaweeds.

Founded by Michelle Wolf and Dominique Barnes, New Wave Foods has created a plant-based product that resembles shrimp.

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