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Cool update! This is interesting data on its own, makes me wonder why there are peaks and spikes! Any theories? Also wonder what your conclusions are w/r/t using this as a control CO2 source for the spirulina test. Is it predictable enough to give you good numbers? Would using some soda stream CO2 that you could control very precisely be more useful for testing the spirulina, since it would grant you precise control over how much CO2 is being released at any given point? You could easily create a CO2 level that looked more like the trend line than the kombucha line. I've done some research into how to hack the soda stream system and would be happy to share what I know about how this could be technically implemented if you're interested.
Mar 25, 2019
Using Spirulina for carbon capture
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sent you a message with my email -- excited to work with you!
Dec 03, 2018
Using Spirulina for carbon capture
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awesome! I have quite a few contacts in the biochar industry as well if you're interested in making the connection. the good thing about biochar is that it is an ancient technology -- the Aztecs used it to fertilize the Amazon! -- and there are lots of ready to go operations and expertise. just let me know when you're ready to start talking to them and I'll be more than happy to make the connection!
Nov 29, 2018
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great! love this idea! are you all planning to use sunlight or artificial light for these first experiments? it might be interesting to try both and see if there is significant difference. obviously both have their advantages, and it would be useful to understand the effects of using natural vrs artificial light so that can be modeled when considering scale-up scenarios. artificial light might lead to more rapid carbon capture, but the additional capital cost and energy use would need to be factored in to see if that is actually more efficient than just using big flat pools that can use natural sunlight.
Nov 29, 2018
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Awesome! Look forward to reading ya'll's thoughts on what to do after carbon is captured in the spirulina. But I think the first step is the one you are doing -- measuring how fast CO2 can be captured in the spirulina. I'd also be interested to know what the main rate and scale limiting factors are. How can we speed it up? How can we do it at vast scale? Do we need to find some huge phosphate/nitrate source in order to capture gigatons of CO2 with the spirulina? Do we need a giant tank? Or could we do it in a small tank batch by batch? Would love for this paper to really focus on the performance characteristics of spirulina as a capture technology. Then I'd happily throw more money at a follow-up project to experiment with things to do w/ the spirulina after it has grown!
Nov 28, 2018
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I think this is an awesome experiment that will allow us to model spirulina as a carbon capture technology! Just want to point out though that CO2 is not "sequestered" in spirulina -- if you eat them or leave them to decompose, the CO2 will come right back out into the atmosphere again. To truly sequester the CO2, you need to put the carbon into a form that cannot be easily put back into the atmosphere (like biochar, bioplastic, etc). I'd love to fund / be part of a follow-up experiment on how to use spirulina as a feedstock for biochar production!
Nov 28, 2018
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Go get em Yuri! I will start putting it out on social media channels too! -- Will
Aug 10, 2014
Can we make radiation-resistant plants that can survive in space?
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