The start-up WNDR Alpine has replaced the environmentally harmful, petroleum-based plastics usually used in skis with algae-based bioplastics. Specifically, microalgae are genetically engineered to produce all types of different oils when grown and fermented in steel tanks. Much like a brewery produces beer.
These oils are then used as building blocks to create new, biobased materials. These materials are then for example used for, among others, the “Intention 110” ski, which are produced in an environmentally-friendly and waste-reducing way.
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