CPI and Arup to try Algae Based Carbon-di-oxide Sequestration
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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) in Redcar has linked up with engineering giant Arup by growing algae, which naturally draws in carbon dioxide, and using it to produce environmentally friendly products.
Both CPI and Arup believe the plant, which could also produce a rich compost and a non-chemical soil conditioner for crop production, has the potential to reduce the carbon dioxide that power plants emit by 70% to 80%, and dramatically reduce their carbon footprint.
Dr. Graham Hillier, low carbon energy director at CPI,said, “We are planning a rapid research and development programme to move the concept from small-scale testing to larger scale demonstration. We are also looking at ways of integrating the processes into existing power supply and waste management systems.”