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Problem of rising CO2 emissions and finding the best way to- capture it

The world emits around 50 billion tons of greenhouse gases each year [measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq)], of which carbon dioxide emissions alone have reached around 33 billion tons in 2021. The numbers are huge and to have any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the world need to almost halve greenhouse gas emissions within a specific time frame. Of this overall CO2 emissions around 50% is contributed by industries and electricity generation, which makes this sector a major contributor and requires specific technology and policy-oriented action to limit the global warming. Huge amount of CO2 is released, which due to lack of capture systems, is let out in open atmosphere leading to a bigger cumulative problem. So, it becomes important to develop sustainable low-cost solution for Industries/institutions, helping them capture CO2 from and even utilize the same into energy or more valuable products.    carbon dioxide emissions

Existing carbon capture solutions and their limitations

Deriving Solution from Nature? 

We believe in Microalgae and it’s immense potential 

Microalgae, often referred to simply as algae, are microscopic organisms that inhabit various aquatic environments, including freshwater, saltwater, and even moist soil. They encompass a diverse group of photosynthetic organisms, ranging from single-celled organisms to multicellular seaweeds. Here’s a brief overview:

  1. Diversity: Microalgae are incredibly diverse, with thousands of species identified so far. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, from green to red to brown, and they thrive in diverse habitats worldwide.

  2. Photosynthesis: Like plants, microalgae utilize photosynthesis to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into organic compounds and oxygen. They play a significant role in global carbon and oxygen cycles.

  3. Nutritional Value: Microalgae are renowned for their high nutritional value. They are rich sources of essential nutrients such as proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. 

  4. Environmental Benefits: Microalgae play crucial roles in various ecosystems. They serve as primary producers, forming the base of the aquatic food chain. Additionally, they help regulate carbon dioxide levels, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to nutrient cycling in aquatic ecosystems.

  5. Biotechnological Applications: Microalgae have gained attention for their potential applications in various industries. 

Images of few strains of microalgae 

The benefit with microalgae is that, it not only captures CO2, but also has to the potential to produce vide variety of products, which are shown in image below. However, for a profitable production, it is important that the cultivation, harvesting and extraction costs are kept low at scale, indicating significance of design for such systems.

Overall, microalgae are fascinating organisms with significant ecological, nutritional, and biotechnological importance. This is the reason for our belief in this microorganism, to unlock the potential for developing a sustainable carbon capture solution.

Our Sustainable Solution(Nature based)

To solve the problem of climate change/global warming, caused majorly by rising CO2 emissions around the world, we have come up with a sustainable solution of capturing and utilizing the CO2 emitted from industrial stacks/ambient air into biomaterials and bioenergy through engineered microalgae-based system. The basic working principle around the core tech is photosynthesis. Microalgae has been chosen to perform the key task of converting inorganic CO2 into organic algal biomass because of their high photosynthetic efficiency. The inorganic CO2 from flue gas/ambient air shall be captured by microalgae in our uniquely designed bioreactor and converted into organic algal biomass, which shall be utilized for producing specific valuable products.

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