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Urban Algae Turns Wastewater Into Energy

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December 3, 2012
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While governments discuss new environmental policies at the Doha Climate Change Conference, private industry is also looking to the future with new technologies to produce clean, inexpensive power. American company OriginOil has joined forces with French firm Ennesys to develop a process that converts wastewater from commercial buildings into energy.


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Rooftop Algae a Growth Industry in Bangkok

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Reuters (Sep. 23, 2013) — Urban algae farming is gaining a foothold in Bangkok with the rooftop of one big hotel supporting a small but flourishing algae industry. Algae is well known as a source of biofuel, but the species being cultivated on the roof of the Novotel produces Spirulina, a vitamin-rich, so-called "superfood".
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Arcosanti

Arcosanti

Cinelan (Feb. 1, 2013) — Began in the 1970s as an experimental city and urban laboratory, Arcosanti continues it's mission today by proposing an alternative to urban sprawl. Arcosanti seeks to give the urban system a boundary, keeping the natural countryside in close proximity to its urban dwellers. Located in the high desert of Arizona, just 70 miles north of Phoenix, Arcosanti will house 5,000 residents and will occupy only 25 acres of a 4060-acre land preserve when complete.
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Edible Algae Coming to a Rooftop Near You?

Edible Algae Coming to a Rooftop Near You?

AFP (Aug. 27, 2013) — On a hotel rooftop in Bangkok, dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble under the sun -- the latest innovation in urban farming. It may not look like it, but this green goo is an algae called spirulina -- a rich source of protein, antioxidants and nutrients.
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Calif. Brewery Taps New Technology, Saves Water

Calif. Brewery Taps New Technology, Saves Water

AP (Mar. 13, 2014) — With water in short supply in California, one brewery is using new technology to recycle water. Microbes are used to treat the wastewater to generate clean water and energy needed for brewing. (March 13) Video provided by AP
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