Algae based CO2 Capture

Owing to  algae's  fast growth rates and their ability to grow practically in any environment, algae are possibly the only biomass that can capture most if not all the CO2 emitted by power plants and other concentrated industrial sources worldwide. This makes algae based CCS a sustainable form of CO2 abatement.

Some strains of algae biomass are rich in oil; thus, there is a possibility of the algae biomass  grown to be used as a feedstock for producing biofuel ethanol or biodiesel, or under some circumstances, even both. This could turn what was earlier considered a cost center into a profit center!

Algae -based CO2 capture has triggered significant research interest in goverments, academia and industry
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