In 2014, Johanan Dujon a young man from St Lucia, saw an opportunity and founded his company Algas Organics.
To many it was a problem, giant masses of brown Sargassum was washing up on beaches across the Caribbean, leaving mounds of smelly seaweed.
Dujon idea was to convert Sargassum into a biofertiliser through an environmentally friendly process. But initially he faced many challenges. First he had to test if his idea could actually work. Then he had to move from a test to production and finally making this a business.
The video below highlights some of the steps that this young St Lucia took to finally start his company.
His company now manufactures an organic plant supplement suitable for use on farms and in home gardens. Beyond St Lucia, Dujon’s company has the potential to take his product across the Caribbean.
Dujon is also making his name across the world stage. In April 2017, he spoke at the Earth Optimism Summit 2017 held in Washington, DC.