Transportation accounts for around 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, with personal transport making up a large part of the average driver’s personal carbon footprint. As algae grows it absorbs light and CO2 from the atmosphere, producing purified oxygen and energy, stored in the forms of energy dense oils called lipids. Nannochloropsis Oculata is the species used in the bioreactor for it’s high lipid content and ability to double its colony size in 24 hours under ideal conditions. Once the colony is mature, the product automatically drains half of each grow tube, extracting the algal lipids and processing them into around three litres of biodiesel per day. Drawing power from a 1kW solar module, LumoFuel produces biodiesel that is net carbon neutral, with any CO2 released during combustion having been originally absorbed by the algae during photosynthesis.
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