22/03/2016 4:36 pm
Université de Nantes
AlgoSolis facility is offering researchers and industry an opportunity to experiment with microalgae on larger scales than before. Based in Saint-Nazaire, France, the site is a stepping stone to industrial production of algae-based products.
Microalgae offer huge benefits because they promise many products for human use, from biofuels to oxygen and food, as well as clean contaminated water or extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
ESA’s MELiSSA – Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative – project is using algae and other organisms and chemicals to develop a compact closed ecosystem to keep astronauts alive on long missions.
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