dubai design week algae harvester fredrik ausinsch


dubai design week 2016: ‘the algae sea harvester’ by fredrik ausinsch is a working prototype that will be presented at the global grad show during the international design event. the project which was realised at the umeå institute of design in sweden – works by collecting and converting excess algae biomass from the sea into fuel, fertilizer, health care products and more.

dubai design week algae harvester fredrik ausinsch
the device works by collecting excess algae biomass from the sea 




‘the algae sea harvester’ was designed to help combat the unusually high amount of toxic algae found in the baltic sea and works as an innovative drone that essentially eats and stores excess algae – turning it into biofuel. by removing algae from the sea, nutrients and toxins in the water are reduced, the spread of anoxic sediments is prevented and the reproduction of fish improves, which also helps to improve tourism.


the prototype will be on display at dubai design week in october from the 24th to the 29th.

dubai design week algae harvester fredrik ausinsch
the algae is converted into fuel, fertilizer, health care products and more

dubai design week algae harvester fredrik ausinsch







about dubai design week


the establishment of the dubai design week provides a platform for international design weeks to bring established and emerging brands to a new audience. dubai design week will also provide an opportunity for the MENASA countries to demonstrate their design talent within the dubai design district (D3), for ground-breaking installations to highlight many of the iconic buildings and locations within dubai and to promote design education through a program of talks, discussions and workshops.


about the dubai design district (D3)


dubai design district (D3) is dedicated to fostering the growth of the emirate’s design, fashion, art, and luxury industry. it offers businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals a creative community that will be at the very heart of the region’s design scene. D3 is a purpose built environment catering to the full value chain of the design, fashion and luxury industry, all with the vision of creating a world class creative community that engages, nurtures and promotes local, regional and global design talent.




designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: hollie smith | designboom