Founder & Chief Scientist, Brilliant Planet
Dr. Raffael Jovine is the Founder & Chief Scientist of Brilliant Planet. He has worked at Yale, MIT, UCSB & Wood Hole Oceanographic where he studied natural algal blooms. He has been working on algal photosynthesis since the beginning of his academic studies. He joined Booz Allen and as a consultant where he discovered that in industry as in nature, scale matters. In 2008 he was granted a patent for a “Method of Carbon Sequestration” which replicates natural algal blooms year-round, on land, using free resources – and – this method is highly scalable. With a couple of detours, he started a company that is now Brilliant Planet and has been growing and testing the new low-cost algal cultivation method for CO2 capture and sequestration in South Africa, Oman and Morocco. He is also the author of ‘Light to Life’ that outlines how photosynthesis can save the planet again.