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
like oxides of sulphur and nitrogen can be used as nutrients for the growth of
can be used to produce biomass based fuels.
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
|Afforestation||Annex I countries||Anthropocentric Global Warming|
|Above ground CO2 storage||Additionality||Acid Rain|
|Algae Biodiesel||Adaptation||Australian standard 4978|