Protozoa at full speed

Researchers are gaining biogas from algae

Photobioreactors are particularly suitable for the production of biomass. These can stand on fallow land. In them, climate gas CO2 and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus are converted into biomass with the help of light energy. Yields between 100 and 120 tonnes per hectare are possible in the reactor shown. RWE
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What is annoying on the garden pond and in the aquarium is a blessing to the industry. Algae grow fast and convert climate-damaging carbon dioxide into biomass.

Researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) have been working for some time on making this algae product as efficient as possible in the form of biogas. It can, for example, serve as an energy supplier.

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Dr. Thomas Isenburg / RUBIN - the science magazine of the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum
As of: 24.02.2012