Source: Clay & Milk, by Jake Slobe

Gross-Wen Technologies has announced a new partnership with University of California, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Algix to develop carbon-sequestering molecular films that capture carbon dioxide with algae.

This new partnership was awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The project will use GWT’s existing Revolving Algal Biofilm (RAB) system which removes nitrogen, phosphorus and other pollutants from wastewater, while producing algae biomass from waste nutrients and carbon dioxide captured from the air.

“This project is bringing together the top minds from around the country in an effort to create a more sustainable and lower carbon future,” GWT Founder Dr. Martin Gross said.

Last year, Gross-Wen received a $240,000 grant from the Department of Energy to develop a next-generation process to remove phosphorus from wastewater.

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