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Algae Dome Absorbs Sun And CO2 To Produce Oxygen And Food

By Tessa Love

As we become more aware of the damage done by industrial agriculture to the environment, innovators across the world are looking for ways to reduce the impact of producing food while simultaneously packing a bigger nutritional punch with the food we do produce. This is manifesting in bug-proteins, lab-grown meat, meatless burgers, and an endless stream of food waste solutions from smart fridges to zero-waste cocktails

All of this is aimed at cutting down the number of calories we throw away (which is estimated to be about 30 percent of all the food grown on the planet) not just to curb to waste, but to curb the planet's rapidly increasing temperatures, as agriculture accounts for up to 25 percent of total global C02 emissions. 

With that in mind, innovators at Copenhagen-based future-living lab SPACE10 created the Algae Dome, a 13-foot-tall urban-dwelling structure that pumps out oxygen and produces food in a closed-loop system. Powered by solar energy, the Algae Dome is a sustainable and hyper-local food system that can be assembled almost anywhere with minimal impact on the environment.