Gallery: Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Geo-Engineering – Giving us time to act?

Are living green buildings just around the corner? A report recently released by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers suggests that sealed containers of algae photobioreactors could be integrated into the sides of buildings to produce biofuels and sequester carbon, adding a whole new meaning to the term ‘green building’. As the algae grows it sucks up CO2 from the surrounding air which can then be stored.

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  1. Emiliano Bassi February 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    It”s not enough a picture . We need a figurs of result.

  2. lynn September 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Good thinking! I hope that this becomes a well used retro fit to most of our buildings. What are the mechanics of harvesting? Keep it going folks.

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