The idea is simple: if (or while) you can’t reduce it, capture it. We are talking about carbon dioxide, and algae are among the most efficient ‘machines’ in nature at absorbing and re-processing CO2. Wouldn’t it be great if we could take advantage of them to develop technologies that help us to capture some of the renowned greenhouse gas? And what if at the same time we could generate some value out of this?
Pond Technologies did both. This Canadian-based company is specialized in designing and operating systems that achieve CO2 capture from industrial emissions by means of algal cultures while generating revenue for the hosting site out of it. Pond aims to offer systems that ‘effectively close the carbon loop and create wealth from waste’, somehow converting the most abundant by-product of our society into new, valuable resources (and making the world a better place).