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(St. Louis Business Journal) Running Tide, a Maine startup seeking to remove carbon through the ocean, opens R&D hub in St. Louis

September 18, 2023

Rishi Masalia readily admits St. Louis at first glance could seem like an odd choice for an office for Portland, Maine-based startup Running Tide.

Running Tide’s business is focused on the ocean, and St. Louis is hundreds of miles away from the nearest ocean. But despite any oceanfront property in the region, Masalia, Running Tide’s vice president of biotechnology, says St. Louis provides a key offering for the company: It’s expertise in plant science.

“The joke with plant scientists is that at some point in every plant scientist’s career, you come through St. Louis because there’s so many things (here),” Masalia said. Learn more here!