Tyca reveals lamps that could absorb CO2 in parking lots

French company Tyca, which usually works on aquarium and aquiculture projects, has announced the development of lamps that could capture CO 2. The lamps are actually a sort of aquarium made of transparent walls that hold microscopic algae that eat CO 2 and use solar light to produce O 2, like plants. These algae are bioluminescent, which means they produce light. According to the company, one kilogram of these microalgae capture two kilograms of CO 2, which means that one of these lamps, which holds 1.5 m 3 of these algae could capture up to one ton of CO 2 per year. They can even work under artificial light, which makes them suitable for parking lots. Science fiction? Only time will tell.

[Source: Tyca via Planet Forever]

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