A NEW WAVE of PURE OILS
Boom Algae, formerly Superior Ecotech, is a Boulder, Colorado company that converts waste CO2 from the brewing process into large quantities of algae from which we extract pure, vegan, omega-3 oils and other useful algae oils. These oils can then be used in consumer products like cosmetics and vegan omega-3 supplements. Our long-term goal is to use these early projects as a platform to develop a highly cost-effective method of algae production to serve as a significant source of renewable energy.
Boom Algae is the first and only algae company to develop a patent-pending algae growth technology that modifies the wavelengths of ordinary sunlight into light that is ideal for growing algae.
The company was founded by Daniel Higgs, Phil Calabrese and Nicole Fry, who joined forces while studying at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The team’s innovative technology and convincing business case have earned awards, funding and media attention. And its first project, in partnership with Upslope Brewing, launched in 2014.
We partner and co-locate with Colorado micro-breweries to capture their CO2 emissions using algae.
Through photosynthesis, our algae "soak up" waste CO2 and convert it to omega-3 oils and other useful products using their natural biosynthetic pathways.
Our proprietary process grows algae with less water content. What's more, we can tailor the algae's lipid profile using targeted wavelengths of light that are provided by our greenhouse's novel optical filters.
We care about people.
We work to simultaneously reduce climate change and improve the health of children and adults.
CO2 is one of the worst greenhouse gases, with an atmospheric half-life of approximately 150 years! US breweries release over 1.5 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year, which is about equivalent to all of the CO2 output from motorists on the road in the state of West Virgina.