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Green Innovation: First Bio-building Powered by Algae Opens in Hamburg

Green Innovation: First Bio-building Powered by Algae Opens in Hamburg | Wepyirang | Scoop.it

The world's first algae-powered building is being piloted in Hamburg.

Designed by multinational firm Arup, features panel glass bioreactors on a facade containing microalgae that generate biomass and heat, serving as a renewable energy source.

 

The systems provide insulation for the building- 129 bioreactors have been fitted to the southwest and southeast faces of the building. They are controlled by an energy management center in which solar thermal heat and algae are harvested and stored to be used to create hot water.

 

Jan Wurm, Arup’s Europe Research Leader, said: 'Using bio-chemical processes in the facade of a building to create shade and energy is a really innovative concept. 

'It might well become a sustainable solution for energy production in urban areas, so it is great to see it being tested in a real-life scenario.'

 

The news comes after Arup announced their vision for the future of skyscrapers which suggested that buildings would be 'living' buildings powered by algae that respond automatically to the weather and the changing needs of inhabitants...


Via Lauren Moss, João Greno Brogueira, ABroaderView
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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:05 PM

I am interested to follow this story and to learn more details about the specific sources for the algae and a bit more of the science behind it.

ParadigmGallery's comment, April 11, 2013 10:59 PM
Thanks so much for your thoughts.....
Noor Fatima's comment, April 12, 2013 11:32 AM
welcome:)
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Scribboard - a collaborative drawing app

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Scribboard is an online collaborative drawing app that lets you work on ideas, diagrams or simply scribble with your friends.

Via Baiba Svenca, Alfredo Corell
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 6, 2013 11:50 AM

Scribboard works like an online whiteboard for one or several users.

It can be used in presentations as a visual means of group collaboration in real time to display group input, e.g. diagrams, mind maps, charts, drawings, text, video or images.

No download, no registration, make your board with one click.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:56 PM

Scribboard works like an online whiteboard for one or several users.

It can be used in presentations as a visual means of group collaboration in real time to display group input, e.g. diagrams, mind maps, charts, drawings, text, video or images.

No download, no registration, make your board with one click.

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:27 PM

Scribboard is an online collaborative drawing app that lets you work on ideas, diagrams or simply scribble with your friends.

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Aprender a Aprender en el aula

Ideas, herramientas y recursos on-line para trabajar en el aula la competencia Aprender a Aprender y la Competencia para la Autonomía e Iniciativa personal

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 16, 2013 6:27 PM

Excelente presentación de Ana Basterra. Util, muy bien explicada. Para descargarlo y revisarlo de vez en cuando