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NASA’s Algae Cultivators Could Clean Wastewater, Produce Fuel

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A small-scale version of an algae cultivation system developed by NASA may pave the way for larger systems that could not only clean up wastewater, but also produce biomass for fuels and feed. The Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae, or OMEGA system, was originally developed in seawater tanks at a California Fish and Game lab, and most recently scaled up to 450 gallon freshwater system now in use at a wastewater treatment plant in San Francisco. Growing algae in these photobioreactors could be a solution to a number of environmental issues, from reducing land use for biofuel production to… read more