This bioreactor is supposed to absorb carbon dioxide 400 times more effectively than trees


We need such technology.

If we do not immediately seriously reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that we emit into the atmosphere, which gradually heats the atmosphere, a poor future awaits us. As the latest climate models showed, by 2100, the average global temperature is expected to rise by 7 degrees Celsius. Since the current increase of 1 degree Celsius has resulted in more severe heat waves, droughts, floods and tropical cyclones, it's hard to imagine how serious disasters are yet to come.

Fortunately, various companies employing many scientists are working on solutions that are to help us stop the process of global warming. One such solution is bioreactor called Eos, which is supposed to absorb carbon dioxide and turn it into environmentally friendly eco-fuels. The company responsible for it, Hypergiant Industries, claims that this device can absorb the gas from the atmosphere 400 times more effective than trees.

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The key element of bioreactor equipment are … algae, or more precisely – the whole common chlorella colony. It is believed that by photosynthesis this body processes much more carbon dioxide than any plant. Of course, photosynthesis allows plants and protozoa that use it to obtain food, and therefore also to reproduce and grow. Chlorella, by absorbing CO2, produces biomass that can be turned into fuel, oil, food source, fertilizers, plastics, cosmetics, and more.

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Chlorelle live in a bioreactor inside the system consisting of a tank and tubes filled with water. Air is pumped into this system, whose carbon dioxide is converted into fuel under the influence of artificial light in the process of photosynthesis. The whole is supervised by a machine learning system (artificial intelligence) that manages light intensity as well as temperature and pH levels for the highest efficiency.

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The bioreactor is very large (its dimensions are 90 x 90 x 210 cm) and looks like a great Xbox, but it would certainly have a place in many cities where its usefulness would be greatest. The problem is that so far Hypergiant Industries has not shown the bioreactor in action, nor has it proved in any way that it actually has the capabilities listed. We still have to wait for all this.

We can not expect more details about the launch of the device until 2020. Before that, because at the end of this year, the company intends to publish bioreactor projects. In this way, Hypergiant Industries wants to reach out to others who want to work on similar solutions.

Source: Hypergiant Industries