Novel algae-based solution for CO2 capture and biomass production

    Project: EU research project

    Project Details


    The aim of the ALGADISK project is to develop a modular, scalable, and automatic biofilm
    reactor for Algae biomass production, with low operational and installation costs. The
    reactor will be designed to capture CO2 from industrial emissions to produce high value
    organic products. In this system, algae will be grown both in an aqueous environment and
    on biocompatible surfaces, allowing for CO2 absorption from either the gas or liquid
    phase. This method will dramatically increase the efficiency of the reactor, and decrease
    water requirements. Automatic and continuous harvesting of algae will be designed to
    optimize CO2 uptake and biomass production. Adjusting the scale of the system will be
    trivial, as ALGADISK will have a modular design, and the installation’s footprint will be
    considerably reduced compared to technologies currently on the market. Design software
    will be provided which, based on user input, will suggest installation parameters, perform
    a cost/benefit analysis to calculate economic feasibility, and make predictions concerning
    the environmental sustainability of the system. The proposed system will be specifically
    crafted to meet the needs of European SMEs who are willing to produce algae biomass
    products from industrial emissions.
    Effective start/end date1/01/1231/12/14