Thursday, October 23, 2008

Biofixation using Microalgae

The report below by TNO Built Environment and Geosciences is very interesting and relevant to what we are trying to achieve with Nualgi.
Use it first for Aquaculture, Wastewater treatment and lake remediation and then for biodiesel and reduction of GHGs.

Microalgae biofixation proesses : Applications and Potential Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Options.

Executive Summary

This report provides an independent assessment of the applications and potential contributions to greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement of microalgae biofixation processes. It is intended as a strategic tool for R&D personnel and managers, policy makers, and others who need to broadly evaluae the various technology options for GHG abatement, as well as related environmental and sustainability issues. This assessment, carried out on both a regional and global scale, is based on technology plausibly available in the near- to mid-term (2010 to 2020) for practical applications of microalgae in biofuels production. The most plausible immediate applications are in conjunction with advanced wastewater treatment process, for removal and recovery of nitrogen and phosphorous, thus allowing the re-use of these plant nutrients in agriculture. " [emphasis added by me]

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