New bioreactor absorbs carbon dioxide 400 times more efficiently than trees

Scientists continue to search for solutions to the problems associated with global climate change. One of the possible directions was suggested by the specialists of the American company Hypergiant Industries.

In the course of their research, they drew attention to the ability of some algae to absorb large quantities of CO 2 and produce environmentally friendly biofuel from it. As a result, a compact device was created, capable of "digesting" the same amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as an array of trees on an area of ​​300 m 2.

In the process of photosynthesis, algae, absorbing CO 2, water and sunlight, receive the energy they need for life. Scientists have managed to reorient this energy to create biofuels.

The reactor uses a specific strain of Chlorella vulgaris algae, which consumes much more CO 2 than other plants. The algae are found in the tubing and water tank inside the device, into which air is pumped and artificial light is supplied.

The device was named Eos, outwardly it resembles a giant Xbox measuring 90 x 90 x 210 cm. The reactor is designed to work in urban environments - its task is to capture and isolate carbon from the atmosphere, as well as produce clean bit-fuel.

Information about the start of sales of new bioreactors will appear in 2020.