Submitted by stephenclarke on Tue, 13/05/2014 - 16:01
The excessive global CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels (for instance in power plants) causes the search for climate-friendly uses of carbon dioxide. One of the approaches for environmentally sound recycling is to convert the emitted CO2 into biomass using photobioreactors. The CO2 gas is introduced into the photobioreactor in order to be used for the growth of algae. The biomass, or algae, can be used in many different application areas: in the cosmetics industry, the construction industry, and the food segment, in agriculture as fertilizer or for energy utilization.