AlgaeTown, a joint research project of Goshen College and Formco, works to efficiently grow and harvest algae, which can be harvested on a mass scale for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals and even food.
AlgaeTown’s prototype, a set of three gigantic green tanks, is located on the second floor of the Goshen College Science Hall. Each of the photobioreactors features large florescent lights strapped to the outside of the tank to accelerate photosynthesis and are filled with 185 gallons of algae-rich water. There are between 300,000 and 1 million different species of algae worldwide and the team has identified a particular strain to test its commercial viability.
AlgaeTown in the Sun
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