Algae Systems: Using algae to clean our dirty water in a carbon neutral way

Algae Systems: Using algae to clean our dirty water in a carbon neutral way

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Algae Systems: Using algae to clean our dirty water in a carbon neutral way

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An energy-friendly approach to wastewater treatment

The Problem

With rapid urbanization and infrastructure investment, wastewater treatment plants are consuming more energy than ever before. A typical mid-sized wastewater treatment plant can use 700 to 1800 kilowatts for every million gallons of water treated. This is such a heavy burden on our resources that wastewater treatment alone accounts for 3-4% of a developed country’s energy usage.

The Solution

Clean energy company, Algae Systems, has developed a method that uses algae to systematically clean and treat polluted wastewater. Through the use of integrated technologies, Algae Systems grows and manipulates algae to remove carbon dioxide and other pollutants from our water. Their process also generates carbon-negative biofuels that can be extracted and used as additional energy sources. If successful, this net-positive approach could have wide-ranging global impact.

Stage of Development

Scaling.

Organization to Receive Funds

Algae Systems

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