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First Algae Powered Building Goes Up In Hamburg

First Algae Powered Building Goes Up In Hamburg | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"A 15-unit apartment building has been constructed in the German city of Hamburg that has 129 algae filled louvered tanks hanging over the exterior of the south-east and south-west sides of the building—making it the first in the world to be powered exclusively by algae. Designed by Arup, SSC Strategic Science Consultants and Splitterwerk Architects, and named the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) House, the building demonstrates the ability to use algae as a way to heat and cool large buildings."

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Green Fuel is Possible with Artificial Ecosystems

Green Fuel is Possible with Artificial Ecosystems | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"For algae to power our cars and planes, production needs to be low carbon and cost effective, which means working with natural processes, not against them, say scientists."

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