Algae based CO2 Capture - Definition, glossary, details

Algae can be referred to as plant like organisms that are aquatic and photosynthetic with unicellular or multicellular structure. These can grow in freshwater as well as in wastewater. Algae are special species that can be used to produce oil and they can produce more oil than any other energy crops due to its growth rate and yields. Another important property of algae is that they can absorb the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere thereby reducing the greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere. Some of the advantages of CO2 sequestration from algae are 1.       Pollutants like oxides of sulphur and nitrogen can be used as nutrients for the growth of algae. 2.       Algae can be used to produce biomass based fuels. 3.       In addition to fuels, algae can also be used as animal feeds, fertilizers for agriculture operations, bio-plastics/biopolymers and more. CO2 sequestration using algae provides an interesting business opportunity for power plants around the world that are considered to be the largest emitter of CO2 in the world.

Other Terms

Afforestation Annex I countries Anthropocentric Global Warming
Anti-Greenhouse Effect Amines Abatement
Above ground CO2 storage Additionality Acid Rain
Algae Biodiesel Adaptation Australian standard 4978

Power Plant CCS - Glossary

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