BIOO₂ | Algae Bio-Integrated System

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"THE INDUSTRY WILL ADAPT TECHNOLOGY, WHICH RIGHT NOW DOESN’T EXIST.
SO THAT’S THE CHALLENGE."

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OPPORTUNITIES

-The integration represents a shield to protect human lungs from deadly industrial emissions.
-Opportunities by developing green technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, using algae. Set out to demonstrate that an algae-based system could recycle the carbon dioxide in flue gas. Scientists looking for ways to curb carbon dioxide emissions have taken a keen interest in algae. These simple plant-like, aquatic organisms — their family includes both pond scum and seaweed — are among the oldest forms of life on Earth. Like plants, they draw energy from them.
-Algae does an efficient job of sequestering carbon, taking it out of the air and locking it away in solid biomass. That biomass could, in turn, find use as a raw material for making products or as a renewable fuel itself. photosynthesis, using light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air.
- The nice thing about algae is that it actually does capture and sequester the carbon dioxide. Sequestering the CO2 emission from the refinery air flue stream to save people from the spread of chest diseases and the deterioration of public health, which may cause many death cases without any attention or indifference to the occurrence of health violations and serious physical damage.
-Opportunities by producing Biodiesel or Biofuel to be exported mainly into certain parts of those industrial areas.
-Opportunities by healthy food products from algae farms will be included in our project to be sold in mini markets\stores for the area residents. Looking at it as this really amazing surreal landscape that must be experienced. And the opportunity of installing urban infrastructure elements.
-And make people aware by the involvement of the community in our project as a major goal for protecting human health and make them more conscious.
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TECHNOLOGY

Based on a closed system of Photo-bioreactors to grow algae.
-The closed system is more efficient, even in winter when sunlight is minimal. It is less prone to contamination, and evaporation is much less of a problem than with ponds.
-We are harnessing algae’s ability to grow very fast and perform photosynthesis in order to take the carbon dioxide in flue gas and turn it into biomass.
-The algae that comes out is dark green and the consistency of pesto. That material can be fed into an anaerobic digester to produce methane gas that the power plant can burn for fuel. It can be dried and processed into fish food or animal feed. Or it can undergo different processing to be turned into biodiesel, or even jet fuel.
-We have to work in the realm of feasible economics. From a biofuels processing point of view, it makes sense. It is not extremely profitable, but when you look at what’s happened, you have actually captured carbon dioxide from a dilute stream and turned it into a value-added product.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Esraa Aljohari
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Patent status:
    none