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Robert Henrikson Biography.
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Forty years experience in green business development in algae, bamboo and natural resources. Advises algae companies, investors and law firms in algae business development and strategies.
CEO of Smart Microfarms, with scalable microalgae systems for school and community gardens, urban, rooftop and vertical farms to grow high value food that is local, sustainable and profitable.
Currently a consultant and advisor to companies, investors, and entrepreneurs in US and international algae business ventures.

Founded International Algae Competition in 2010 to foster new algae food and energy systems for our future. Presents at conferences, writes for industry media and has produced 20 educational videos. Member of the Algae Industry Magazine Science and Industry Advisory Board and contributing writer. Recent award: voted Algae Ambassador in Algae Industry Magazine 2015 International Readers Poll.
For 20 years, Robert was President of Earthrise Company, pioneer in spirulina algae. He developed Earthrise® Spirulina and Green Superfood brand products in the USA and 30 countries, selling in the natural foods and feed supplement markets. Published the book "EarthFood Spirulina" translated and published in 7 international editions, republished as "Spirulina World Food" in 2010.
CEO, Smart Microfarms. 2011-Present.
Smart Microfarms is developing scalable microalgae systems for community, urban and rooftop farms and for algae entrepreneurs to grow high value algae food products that are local, sustainable and profitable. Operating commercial microfarm in SF Bay Area CA and marketing SpiruSource products. Microfarm testbed in Olympia WA.
Founder, International Algae Competition. 2010-Present.
The International Algae Competition is a global challenge to design visionary algae food and energy systems: landscape designs, production systems, new algae foods.
Founder, 2009-Present.
A network of independent algae consultants in commercial production, processing, product development, marketing and sales. Robert has advised algae companies, investors and law firms in algae business ventures, provided feasibility studies on commercial ventures, reviewed business plans and provided expert declarations and testimony in legal proceedings.
Green Business Entrepreneur and President, Ronore Enterprises Inc. 1988–Present.
Business Entrepreneur. Green Marketing, Communication, Publishing, Media. Advisor and consultant to companies and non-profits, including business development, branding, sales, marketing and media strategy. Author and publisher of books and DVDs.
Published “Algae Microfarms”. 2013.
Microfarms for home, school, community and urban gardens, rooftop, mobile and vertical farms and living buildings .
Published “Imagine Our Algae Future”. 2012.
Reviews algae production, products and potential today and showcases some of the amazing visions of our future from the International Algae Competition.

Published Bamboo Architecture in Competition and Exhibition”. 2011.
Fascinating bamboo buildings and designs from the International Bamboo Building Design Competition and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Published "Spirulina World Food ". 2010.
Definitive popular reference book about spirulina algae. Translated into 7 international editions: Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Korean, Burmese.

CFO Harmony Festival, Inc. 2009-2011.
Northern California’s premier music, art, ecology, camping and progressive lifestyle celebration for the past 33 years at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa CA.
CEO, Bamboo Technologies. 2003–2008.
World leader in international code certified bamboo buildings. First to build engineered, manufactured bamboo homes in the USA. Created Bamboo Living® Homes trademark.
Published "Visionary Bamboo Designs for an Ecological Future". 2008.
This book represents the best 50 bamboo building designs of the International Bamboo Building Design Competition.
Created International Bamboo Building Design Competition. 2006–2008.
An Architecture Design Competition of Structural Bamboo Buildings: "Visionary Designs for Ecological Living". Registrants from 64 countries, 250 submitted architectural designs.
Published "Folding Time and Space at Burning Man" DVD. 2002–Present.
Documentary video producer and DVD author and publisher.
Panoramic photographer:
Co-Owner, Hana Palms Retreat. 2001–Present
Botanical paradise retreat at Hana Gardenland in Hana Maui. Botanical gardens, vacation retreats, agricultural and eco tourism.
CEO, 2000–2002
E-commerce technology for B2C, B2E and B2B marketing and printing solutions: customizable personalized design and order systems for printed products, business cards, promotional materials
Co-Owner, Wild Thyme Farm.1988–Present
Sustainable forestry and permaculture farming eco-community. 150 acres of farm, forest and retreat center near Olympia Washington.
President, Earthrise Company. 1981–1999.
Pioneer in cultivating and marketing spirulina algae. With Dainippon Ink & Chemicals (DIC) of Japan, founded world's largest spirulina farm in California, operating today as Earthrise Nutritionals. Marketed EarthriseŽ brand superfood products in USA and 30 countries.
Published "Earth Food Spirulina". 1989–1999
How this remarkable blue-green algae can transform your health and our planet". 5 USA editions 1989-1999. Translated and published in 6 international language editions.
Princeton University. BA, International Politics. 1966–1970

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