Nature's Solution to Climate Change

Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic, aquatic microalgae that produce 50% of the world’s oxygen.

The photosynthetic efficiency in these organisms is far superior to that of plants and therefore possess an untapped potential for scalable carbon capture.

We looked to harness and enhance the power of cyanobactia, creating a breakthrough in Bioengineering

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Advancing the rate of carbon capture

We harness the power of genetic modification (GM) to significantly improve the rate of carbon fixation of wild algae.

 

Our unique triple-target GM plan drives the carbon into the plant cells through our transporter protein, upregulates the light-harvesting mechanisms, and creates a mass of carbon-dense bioproducts from the cell.

 

This carbon that would slowly be converted into biomass naturally is now directed towards the synthesis of a host of high value bio-products by our unique cyanobacterial strains.

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The result is a highly efficient 'biological factory' for the sole purpose of maximising carbon fixation.

A new class of Photobioreactor design

The photobioreactor is the home of our algae. Efficient design is essential to maximising light-harvesting.

Reactors require short path-length, high surface area-volume ratio and good light transparency. Our low-cost closed raceway pond, featuring our unique reactor design enables maximum surface area for light-dependent reactions and CO2 gas-recycling.

 

Concentrated CO2 extracted from industrial flue gases is bubbled directly through the long network of photobioreactors before leaving the system as a mixed gas comprised of a much lower carbon dioxide and higher oxygen.

Bringing together a team of experts from across the world 

By working with world class experts and sponsors we have the resources to evolve and bring our solution to life.

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