by World of Minds
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Not only does Jonathan Trent grow algae for biofuel, he
wants to do so by cleansing wastewater and trapping
carbon dioxide in the process. And it’s all solar‐powered.
Limits of fossil fuels
possible to produce biofuels..
that can compete with natural resources
but not with agriculture
Why micro biology?
Can bring way more than alternatives
There is no choice
How does it work?
What can we do
to see if it's real?
Lab with big sea water tanks to test ideas
impact of the structure in marina evironment
Photo by reactors
built loads of designs
But one worked
steps, take wastater, trough structure circulate, algae grows of nutruints, they produce oxygen and co2, how to remove co2?, algae settle in the column, We harvest that settle algae, New node
How to build it on huge scale
not easy now
but we don't have a lot of time
difficult.., but not if it has multiple purposes, market driver, competitive with just doing it for fuels
where are we going to put this?
San Fran bay example, module of 620 acres = less
than 1 percent of it's surface
Integration is key for sustainability
Can this continue within NASA?
Definitely requires people of the outside
omega offshore membrane
enclosures growing algae