This Algae Bioreactor Sequesters Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

Hypergiant Industries has created an algae-based bioreactor, Eos Bioreactor, capable of trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reducing it.

Algae need three elements to grow: light, water and carbon dioxide. The people of Hypergiant Industries have reflected on this idea. With these ingredients and with a goal in mind: reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

From there they have created a device one meter long and wide by two meters long. In it is the key to increase the growth of algae and optimize carbon dioxide capture.

This is the Eos bioreactor that uses algae and a machine learning system to maximize its results. It uses sensors to monitor factors such as light and available carbon dioxide or temperature.

From Hypergiant Industries they claim that one of their machines is capable of capturing the same amount of carbon dioxide as 0.4 hectares of trees. The solution for algae growth is to convert them into biomass. The company notes that they can be used in applications such as the production of oils or cosmetics, as well as energy reserves.

Formulas to trap carbon dioxide
Apart from the Algae bioreactor there are other formulas to trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The people of Hypergiant Industries are not the only ones dedicated to extract CO2 from the air. The Swiss company Climeworks has built a plant that absorbs this compound and does it 1,000 times more efficiently than photosynthesis.

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After eight years of project design, the plant will capture carbon dioxide to bury it or sell it to certain industries. The food sector, especially bottled beverage producers, as well as farmers are two potential customers.

In Iceland they have launched another plan. His is to capture CO2 from geothermal energy – very widespread in the country – and reduce it to rock. After a process of dissolution in water, the result would be sedimented with basalt, located one mile underground.

Although one of the most original approaches to this problem has been raised by the company CarbonCure. Its approach consists of a formula to create concrete with a lower percentage of cement – highly polluting – in exchange for CO2. The resulting concrete increases its cohesion thanks to the capture of CO2 from the atmosphere.

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