Vote for PyroFarms
The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest had over 18,000 entrants and PyroFarms is one of the TOP 100. Here is why you should vote for PyroFarms as a finalist.
You probably heard it from someone, Seventy-one percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water and over 95% of Earth's water is in its oceans. But did you know that over 70% of the oxygen we breathe comes from the oceans? Yes, primarily from tiny plant-plankton called phytoplankton. These phytoplankton are producing most of the air you are inhaling right now.
PyroFarms grows and sells bioluminescent phytoplankton, plankton that can produce light at night and fresh oxygen during the daytime. We sell phytoplankton that we call PyroDinos. PyroDinos use sunlight to grow (like a plant) and produce a brilliant blue light at night called bioluminescence.
We plan on using half of the grant for funding educational material for classrooms and teachers. And to use these funds to build a traveling bioluminescent plankton exhibit that will highlight the importance of these ocean plankton.
To name a few:
1) The air we are breathing right now
2) The sushi we are looking forward to next weekend
3) Plankton as a sustainable food source
3) The Earth maintaining a relatively good balance of CO2 and O2
4) A massive check on climate change
5) A clean energy future where lighting is sustainable and renewable