A New Tool for Algae Bloom Mitigation

Seagriculture EU 2024

A new tool to address hazardous algae bloom mitigation is getting its first run in Utah at Mantua Reservoir. The tool oxidizes the algal blooms, causing them to suffocate.

Jan Spin, president at BlueGreen’s American division, is part of the team that put the product in the water last September. “What happens is that these harmful algae blooms become a giant carbon sink. And by us sinking that carbon to the sediment level and then allowing it to go back into the natural processes, we restore the biodiversity, and more importantly, restore photosynthesis,” he said.

Experts are closely watching the progress at the reservoir, hoping the tool will help them clear the water. The scientists behind it say, so far, they’re getting breakthrough results.

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