Curtain made of algae makes building more sustainable
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From concrete tiles that reuse rainwater to low-cost technology for eco-friendly houses, there is a whole world of possibilities for us to behave more responsibly. Now a unique idea from a UK startup could help reduce air pollution in urban areas. EcoLogicStudio has found a way to harness photosynthesis in algae. The algae can remove air pollution through this living curtain, designed to rest over the outside of buildings. This so-called 'urban curtain', or Photo.Synth.Etica, is a photobioreactor. It acts as an incubator for the algae, allowing it to carry out the naturally carbon-sequestering process of photosynthesis. The Photo.Synth.Etica prototype is made of 16 modules of bioplastic. Each is…
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