Click here for more information about Algenuity
Click here for more information about Liqofluxphenometrics515R1
Visit cricatalyst.com!Evodos Separation Technology

Innovations

Bloom, VivoBarefoot develop molded shoe made from algae

May 24, 2017
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

One pair of size 42 Men’s VivoBarefoot Ultra III shoes, made with Bloom’s patented algae technology is said to return 57 gallons of clean water to habitat and reduce 40 balloons-worth of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Leading London-based barefoot shoe company VivoBarefoot has announced its partnership with Meridian, Mississippi-based Bloom, which uses algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources around the world to make EVA foams out of a non-fossil fuel for the first time. VivoBarefoot shoes will be the first full shoes to use the material and will be available for purchase in the summer of 2017.

The VivoBarefoot Bloom collaboration will start by using the BLOOM algae-EVA foams in the Ultra line of amphibious adventure shoes. A single pair of men’s size 42 VivoBarefoot Bloom shoes is claimed by the manufacturers to return 57 gallons of clean water to habitat and reduce 40 balloons worth of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

“Our goal is to deliver the most performance-driven materials in the most environmentally-responsible manner,” said Mike Van Drunen, CEO of Bloom. “It is a goal we constantly strive to improve upon, and we are excited to collaborate with VivoBarefoot on the new Ultra line.”

Founded in 2012, VivoBarefoot is a global barefoot shoe company, offering men’s, women’s and children’s shoes for everyday wear. In addition to encouraging people to get closer to nature, the company prides itself on its sustainability practices.

Bloom is a performance-based materials manufacturer, founded in 2015, that offers the first sustainable alternative to the synthetic and petrochemical foams prevalent in today’s market. Using algae biomass, the company states, helps offset the significant use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional flexible foams.

“This is a true revolution for the footwear industry with the first plant-based alternative to the petro-foams in ubiquitous use,” said Galahad Clark, founder and MD at VivoBarefoot. “We are thrilled to be the first company to use Bloom in our shoes and further our mission to make the perfect shoe…perfect for feet and minimal impact on the planet.”

More Like This…

HOME A.I.M. Archives

Copyright ©2010-2017 AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com. All rights reserved. Permission required to reprint this article in its entirety. Must include copyright statement and live hyperlinks. Contact editorial@algaeindustrymagazine.com. A.I.M. accepts unsolicited manuscripts for consideration, and takes no responsibility for the validity of claims made in submitted editorial.

twittertopbarlinks_eventstopbarlinks_requesttopbarlinks_archives

From The A.I.M. Archives

— Refresh Page for More Choices
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) fortified eggs are developing quite a demand among middle and upper-class consumers in China. With clinical trials demonstrating that EPA can ...
Karen Phillips writes for deeperblue.com that algae are the alveoli in the ocean lungs of our planet, vitally important to the health of the seas as home, food source, sa...
Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and was...
Tom Lindfors writes in the New Richmond News about how the Roberts, Wisconsin, wastewater treatment plant – considered a minor utility designed to treat an average flow o...
Haley Gray reports for 5280.com that Upslope Brewing Company, in Boulder, Colorado, is one step closer to its goal of becoming a zero-waste brewery. The craft beer maker ...
The Energy Department (DOE) has announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstra...
The University of Kentucky (UK) Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Ener...
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced that, in joint research into advanced biofuels, they have modified an algal strain to more than double its oil conte...
David Erickson writes in the (Montana) Missoulian that Clearas Water Recovery, a Missoula tech company formed eight years ago, has developed a patented process to use alg...
Will Yeates reports in DailyPlanet.com that an urban “algae farm” producing low-carbon protein and bio-fuel is one of the highlights on show this week at the future energ...
Memory Maninga reports for Zambia Daily Mail that in Mansa, the capital of the Luapula Province of Zambia, spirulina is being grown in ponds in the communities because of...
Colorado State University scientists and Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation are partners in a three-year grant of up to $3.5 mi...