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Algae Dome takes in sunlight to produce both superfood and oxygen

There is more to this art installation beyond its alluring geometrical arrangement. Designed by the resourceful folks over at SPACE10, a Copenhagen-based future-living lab, the 13-ft tall Algae Dome has been envisaged as a food-producing mechanism that can also supply oxygen within a closed loop system. (more…)


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Fermentalg’s zero-electricity lamp is powered by carbon dioxide-absorbing microalgae

French innovator Pierre Calleja has crafted a stunning lamp that actually does the work of 150 to 200 trees, when it comes to cutting down environmentally-harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Designed to illuminate streets and parking garages, this ingenious contraption uses zero electricity, running entirely on the energy produced by bioluminescent green microalgae during photosynthesis. These…


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Cars of the future could be powered by hydrogen from algae, new study states

This is the age of hydrogen fuel, thanks to its abundance and impressive zero-emission credentials. With companies like Toyota and Hyundai coming up with futuristic hydrogen-powered vehicles, scientists across the world are working to make this incredible clean energy more readily available. To that end, researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed new strains of…



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Biodegradable water bottle made from agar is also edible, that is if you like the taste of algae

The havoc that plastic water bottles wreak on the environment has scientists increasingly turning towards more sustainable alternatives. These seemingly innocuous containers, half of which are used only once before being discarded, are known to clog oceans and water bodies, taking over 1,000 years to decompose. To overcome this, Iceland-based designer Ari Jónsson has crafted…


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South African scientists invent Coalgae, an efficient fuel made of combined algae and coal dust

Back in October, we talked about how scientists had successfully created battery electrodes from harmful algal blooms. Well this time around, a group of researchers from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in South Africa have contrived another incredible energy-oriented application of algae, in the form of a usable fuel. Christened as the Coalgae, the…


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