Algaewave Turns Traffic Noise into Biofuel

 Seagriculture EU 2024

Algaewave is a modular autonomous microalgae farming system using passive noise treatment to optimize biomass production. It is intended for locations featuring busy urban and highway traffic noise.

Developed by product designer Felix Chen and colleagues Clement Bolle, Bingqin Yang, and Feiyang Xia, they have created a modular structure that passively captures and filters ambient noise into specific frequencies to enhance microalgae growth.

The developers say that this modular system can be easily integrated into existing tubular farming systems and has the potential to increase microalgae biomass production by 30% and biofuel production by 41%, while reducing costs by 27%.

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