Radioactive water, energy crisis, climate change, world hunger, shortage of raw materials - the problems of humanity take ever further.
Radioactive water, energy crisis, climate change, world hunger, shortage of raw materials - the problems of humanity take ever further. But there is hope. An all-purpose weapon grows in abundance in our seas: algae! The inconspicuous weeds oceans hopes and become the superhero of the vegetable world. What the algae can do and what it is being used, says MESSENGER along with the algae expert Professor Armin Hallmann (50) of the University of Bielefeld. - Source: http://www.berliner-kurier.de/24536576 © 2016
Fuel: "For fast-growing algae various ingredients can be extracted with high energy content. In general, one can thus obtain bio-oil, bio-diesel, bio-ethanol and bio-methane. From Diesel can then normal gasoline or even jet fuel make, "says Professor Armin Hallmann. The advantage over crude oil: algae grow unlimited! Energy: "Algae could be the solution to the energy crisis. From microalgae Biogas can be produced, which could be used to generate electricity. There are already bioreactor facades - a kind of algae module for the house wall. The algae produce then directly on the facade of hydrogen and is then used as an energy source, "says Hallman. Fertilizer: It may not always be manure. The expert explained the alternative: "Algae lower quality or purity can be used as fertilizer." Of course, this fertilizer is an organic product and biodegradable without harmful side effects.
Plastic: The days of the resource-guzzling, polluting plastic from oil could soon be counted. From bio-oil, which is obtained from algae, "can be prepared, in principle, everything you can also manufacture from crude oil. So all possible plastics. "The Icelandic design student Ari Jónsson has managed zuentwerfen of laver a bottle that immediately decomposes after emptying itself and is 100 percent biodegradable and even edible.
Clothing Fabric: The fabric with the name SeaCell consists of algae powder and cellulose. One advantage: He should be healthy for the skin. The main component of substances so far are still wood fibers. "You could also win cellulose but from some algae and so then make real algae fibers."
Food: Already algae used as food directly. In particular, in Japan that is the case. Algae could satisfy world hunger, because "generally large quantities can be produced." There are also a small American start-up company that is run by students and plans to produce algae as food for developing countries. - Source: http://www.berliner-kurier.de/24536576 © 2016