Country

Finland

Date

20/03/2014

Entity

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

Product

Algae

Category

R&D

Summary

​VTT sees a potential for algae in cold climate

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland published the outcomes of the project 'Algae from waste for combined biodiesel and biogas production' (ALGIDA). The findings indicate that profitable algae cultivation could be possible in Finland.

The purpose of the ALGIDA project was to explore algae growth in waste waters in Finland and how the condition could be improved. The project demonstrated the possibility of cultivating algae by using carbon dioxide source in the summer, when light is available and waste sugar in the winter. As algae need warmth to grow, in the Finnish climate, algae cultivation should be linked to industrial operations where residual heat is available to heat cultivation ponds or reactors.

VTT is currently launching a cooperation with the oil ​and gas company ONGC in India and with CLEEN Ltd. (Cluster for Clean Energy and Environment in Finland) to demonstrate the capacity of algae in pilot scale to bind carbon dioxide from emissions from a natural gas refinery. 

 VTT press release

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VTT sees a potential for algae in cold climate

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