Brilliant Planet is a company based in the U.K. unlocking the power of algae as an affordable method of permanently and quantifiably sequestering carbon at the gigaton scale. The company’s innovative process enables vast quantities of microalgae to grow in open-air pond-based systems on coastal desert land. This is achieved without using fresh water, by harnessing a natural process that contributes to the health of oceans and air.
Since 2013, Brilliant Planet has grown from a three-square-meter experiment on the shores of St Helena, South Africa, to a thirty thousand square meter production facility with the world’s largest algae growth pond in the coastal desert of Morocco.
They're different from conventional algae systems. They don’t scale up an artificial test tube with artificial seawater and pumped in carbon dioxide. Their nature-based system scales down the ocean to use natural seawater, nutrients and CO2. This natural process deacidifies seawater, enhancing local ecosystems and also enables paradigm-shifting levels of affordability.