The OMEGA Project
Growing Algae from Wastewater Runoff in the Ocean (article)
NASA scientist, JonathanTrent, Ph.D., the inventor, heart, and soul of the OMEGA system (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) has been developing an idea for a way to grow algae using wastewater, but not on land! His OMEGA system is a floating algae growth environment composed of a system of connected pods that convert the nutrients in wastewater to algae in the ocean. Here are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Trent.
OMEGA Project (video)
Offshore Membrane Enclosure for Growing Algae. OMEGA is a system of systems – or an “ecology of technologies” – in which the concept of waste disappears: a waste product from one part of the system becomes a resource for another part. As far as possible the whole system, which includes the environment, is in balance.
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