About us

Origin by Ocean, founded in 2019, is a platform-based algae refining company based in Finland.

We believe that in order for things to happen at a massive scale, it has to be turned into an industry. One with a reimagined value chain.

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Micro and macroalgae are viable crops to grow and harvest, but there's a huge difference in how it’s done. We want to do it right.

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We discovered that with the right process, we can remove marine overgrowth and transform them into ecological, healthy and oil-free ingredients for everyday consumer products. Every product would ease the chokehold of eutrophication.
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Our platform would empower people who love the ocean to harvest their eutrophied shores and turn it into a sustainable income.

The UN
Agenda
2030 is at
the heart of
why we exist

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guide our short- and long-term planning and operations. We want our people to know they are working toward real global goals, so the SDGs are the foundation of our hiring process too.

Global Goals

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Good health
& well-being

With bio-based chemicals we can eradicate hazardous chemicals and create a ‘new industrial standard’ for pollution and waste releases as well as health and safety in the chemical industry.

Decent work
& economic
growth

We create opportunities for income generation more economic and social independency in communities along the coasts of oceans and seas.

Responsible
consumption
& production

We remove invasive algae and nutrients from the oceans and reduce non-biodegradable waste. Our manufacturing is based on a circular model.

 

Climate action

We increase possibilities and opportunities for local communities to plan, act and manage climate change related issues through education and raised awareness.

Life below
water

We prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, from agriculture, marine plastic debris and nutrient pollution. We also improve the health of marine ecosystems by growing biodiverse seaweed forests.

Partnerships
for the goals

We create opportunities for income generation more economic and social independency in communities along the coasts of oceans and seas.

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Our team

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We built this company on shared sustainable values. Everybody at Origin by Ocean is committed to the same set of values, including our founding members, employees and advisors.

Mari Granström

Chief Executive Activist, CEO

PhD, Organic Chemistry

“Ever since I started my degree, I’ve always been enthusiastic about new biomaterials and biorefinery concepts.

For five years, I’ve been working on how to create value from this massive global problem and turn it into a profitable and sustainable business.”

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Heikki Heiskanen

Chief Operating Activist

MSc, Industrial Economics

“I have always been eager to discover new economically viable solutions to ecological and social issues. 

Sustainability is one of my core values. Origin by Ocean will be a role model of planet-driven industry practices combining regenerative economics and  new era technology." 

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Ari Ruuskanen

Lead Biomass Activist

Gayatrhi Murukesan

Lead Algae Science Activist

Régis Delatouche

Lead Science Activist

Hanna Haajanen

Product Application Activist

Markus Lehtonen

Science Activist

Marttin Peitsara

Analytics Science Activist

Lilli Torres

Labtech Activist

Stefan Sjöholm

Environmental Engineer Activist

Susanna Berghäll

Senior Labtech Activist

Laura Cappelatti

Lead Science Activist

Joni Kastelli

Labtech Activist

Julius Eistiö

Labtech Activist

Board of Advisors

MARIANNE SAARIKKO-JANSON
NoAsshole Company, Entrepreneur
Founder of Fondia Oyj
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ALBERTO CARRERO
Business Executive Coach, former Executive of Red Bull
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MATHIAS BERGMAN
Former Permanent Secretary of BSAG
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MATTI VIKKULA
CEO of Scandinavian Biogas Ab
Former CEO of Ruukki Group
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MÅRTEN JANSON
CEO of NoAsshole Company
Founder of Fondia Oyj
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JARI ONNISELKÄ
CEO of Jason Capital Oy
Former CEO, CFO of Empower Group Oy
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CHRISTIAN IVARS
Former CEO of Jujo Paper Oy
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JARI LATVANEN
CEO of Stockmann Oyj
Former CEO of HKScan Oyj
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LEIF HILDEN
CEO of Innohill
Former VP Strategic Planning, VP of R&D Fermion
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