Normandy: Surfing scientist studies harmful algae blooms, which are poisonous for fish and even humans

Normandy surfing scientist

Normandy: surfing scientist Bob Brewin 

Normandy: Bob Brewin is pioneering a new technique in satellite oceanography – by going surfing. 

The Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientist uses his board to take sea surface temperature measurements, and then use them to better interpret data from European satellite Sentinel-3. Read More

This water bottle starts to dispose as soon as you finish drinking

water bottle made of algae

This water bottle starts to dispose as soon as you finish drinking

This water bottle is made of Algae Jelly which is shaped into a bottle-shaped mould. It needs liquid to hold its shape and disposes as soon as you finish drinking.

You can even eat it. Isn’t this great? Read More

Gas from Algae, Pros & Cons

 

Bio-Gas, sustainable, energy, pros & cons, biomass, algae, electricity

This German building has a “bio-adaptive” facade that is claimed to be a first for using algae within its glass louvers in order to generate energy, and provide shade, to a working building.

Researchers think algae might be part of the answer to slowing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, and ultimately climate change.

Not only for cars, algae can also heath buildings like this German Office

To create the algae façade, the building is covered in bio-reactive “louvers” that enclose the algae. Additionally, the bio-reactors trap the heat energy created by the algae, which can then be harvested and used to power the building.

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Car Diesel from Algae

Algea into Fuel proces

Algea into Fuel proces

Researchers think algae might be part of the answer to slowing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, and ultimately climate change. Coal fire plants release gas into the air and now it’s being trapped and used to grow algae. Then the algae can be turned into other Jet Fuel and Car Diesel. Read More