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Roughly 2 million for research on recycling of waste gases and wastewater

november 17th, 2014

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The research project Microbiorefine at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have received funding of an amount of USD 2.4 million from the Swedish Energy Agency. The project explores how waste gases and wastewater can be used as a fertilizer for algaes and cyanobacterias – which in turn can produce biomass into biofuels.

- I’m very happy to to start with this exciting project, says Christiane Funk, professor at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University. Its of great benefit to our society, as it seeks to purify water and at the same time to generate products with higher values.

The project builds on research led by Francesco Gentili, SLU, about production of algaes at Dåva CHP outside Umeå.

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