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CreAlgae Welcomes You!

Based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

At CreAlgae, we are creating a petroleum-free algae-based bioplastic using harmful algal blooms from local waterways. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference on our environment.

Who We Are

Our Roots

Here at CreAlgae, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2019, we have been determined to make an impact. CreAlgae is a subsidiary of Illinois Enactus, a 501©(3) student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


What We Are Doing

Driving Social Change


Over the course of a few years, our team has developed a variety of formulas aimed to target different material characteristics. Our most recent and successful formulas have been our thin and flexible and thin and rigid ones. Through testing different ratios of locally sourced algae, chitosan, carrageenan, and a handful of other ingredients, we have produced a few promising products.



    Our team has recently been spending more time in performing market research in order to determine where our niche fit might be. After a period of time, we decided that we fit best in small businesses who value sustainable practices. For example, an art shop in chicago where everything is recycled or made from biodegradable materials. In addition to this, we also see an avenue for an online market where it would be easier for buyers to purchase our product.



    CreAlgae aims to involve anyone and everyone in efforts to combat the damage plastic has done to the environment. At the top of this list is simply education, and teaching people that their buying habits really impact the environment around them.

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Jochen Zeitz

“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good.”

Contact CreAlgae

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Enactus

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