Seagriculture Speaker

Seagriculture USA

6 - 7 September 2023

Portland, ME, USA

Keynote presentation:

Seaweed processing and applications

Dr. Victoria Piunova, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Loliware, USA

About the speaker:

Dr. Victoria Piunova, PhD, is the Chief Technology Officer of LOLIWARE. She has over ten years of experience in sustainable materials development, holds 25 U.S. patents and has authored over 30 peer-reviewed studies. Victoria is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award (2018) and Young Industrial Polymer Scientist Award (2021) from the American Chemical Society and holds an IBM Master Inventor title. Her USC doctorate and post-doctoral studies at Caltech focused on polymer chemistry. At LOLIWARE, Victoria leads technological and product platform development from seaweed-based resins to commercial products.

Company info: 

Loliware, the world’s first seaweed resin company, is replacing single-use plastics. This woman-owned firm is partnering with experts in regenerative aquaculture from Maine to New Zealand to expand the ‘blue economy’ with its proprietary SEA Technology® resins. Made from easily compostable seaweed, Loliware’s Ocean Blue straws, utensils and other products are already a favorite among some of the nation’s most famous chefs, restaurant chains and eco-chic hotels. Their new category of materials are “Designed to Disappear” and advancing our planet to a plastic-free, decarbonized future.