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Biogas, hydrogen and energy potential of algae grown in nutrient rich wastewater

Industrial Phycology and Cranfield University used their 2014 ABSIG SPARK Award for a project on "Biogas, hydrogen and energy potential of algae grown in nutrient rich wastewater."

The SPARK funding allowed Industrial Phycology to demonstrate that its technology offers several ecosystem service benefits within a single process. By using microalgae as a wastewater treatment option significant volumes of biomass can be produced producing polished effluent for discharge. The funding has allowed the company to show with its partners at Cranfield that with the correct knowledge that biomass can be used as a feed stock for anaerobic digestion for the production of sustainable power on site.

This capability allows end-users to produce cleaner effluents for discharge to the environment while using less power than other technologies. At the same time they produce a sustainable feedstock for power generation reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and energy requirement of the wider wastewater treatment process. 

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