Yet another reason why Switzerland is such an amazing place, recently a highway overpass has been installed with an algae farm! Algae (if you didn’t know) consumes sunlight and CO2 and replaces it with oxygen – making urban locations with high emissions the perfect places for algae farms.
It was installed this summer as part of a festival in Genève. Take a look!
So basically, the Algae Farm absorbs the emissions of cars that pass below it while being supplemented by the sunlight. A series of pumps and filters regulate the system, and eventually the algae grows into what can be turned into combustable biomass, material for use in cosmetics and other consumer-facing products.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a technology that may end up spearheading the future of fuel!
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could install plants like this all over the world? This is one step in the right direction towards a greener, cleaner world. Of course, we will have to also couple it with stopping burning fossil fuels altogether – and this algae farm is an example of how we can clean up after ourselves instead of waiting for a solar flare do it for us.
The more we talk about this and share this information, it can be in higher demand and we can put earth-changing projects into motion all over the place.
To learn more about it, check it out here.