Designing With Biology

Nov 17 | 10:20-10:30 AM | PUZZLE X Inspiration Stage

Charles Dimmler, CEO & Co-Founder at Checkerspot

Bio-Economy vs. Oil Economy. In this X-LOGUE, Checkerspot tells the story of how products made in a post-petroleum future rely on a new breed of performance ingredients and materials. By harnessing biomanufacturing innovation, Checkerspot shows that performance versus sustainability is a false choice. Checkerspot's innovations include an algal oil for surface wicking that is 8x lower carbon footprint compared to petroleum finishes.