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Microalgae to reduce emissions in Andalucia

PUBLISHED: May 5, 2013 at 9:00 am  •  LAST EDITED: May 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm
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Microalgae to reduce emissions in Andalucia

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ANDALUCIA is about to become a world leader in green energy with the construction of a new facility that will use microalgae to reduce emissions.

But the Co2Algaefix project, in Arcos de la Frontera, will not just be a boon for the environment… it will also produce raw materials for the cosmetics sector.

The amazing new style of reactor being built by Iberdrola will be more efficient and productive than conventional open reactors.

It will be a milestone at world level for both its dimensional characteristics as well as being able to test the capacity of the process to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

And best of all it will produce high value products such as biogas, fertizilers, animal feed and even raw materials for the cosmetics sectors.

The project, which is the only one of its type in the world, is expected to reduce Spain’s annual emission of carbon dioxide by 200 tonnes, or the equivalent of what would be absorbed by 34,000 trees.

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May 5th, 2013 11:18 am

Not another “Andalucia is about to become a world leader in…” story. If Spain was a world leader in anything they would not be in the current economic mess lol.


May 8th, 2013 4:44 pm

So, what is the source of power in this “reactor”? Nuclear? Coal? Gas? Bananas? The article doesn’t say.

Jane Edwards

May 9th, 2013 7:28 am

What kind of reactor?

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