How algae can Sustainably reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere


Global warming's effects can be seen worldwide, and many experts believe it's only going to get worse as CO2 emissions continue to rise. Global warming is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. 72% of the totally emitted greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide (CO2), 18% Methane and 9% Nitrous oxide (NOx). Carbon dioxide emissions therefore are the most important cause of global warming. CO2 is inevitably created by burning fuels like e.g. oil, natural gas, diesel, organic-diesel, petrol, organic-petrol, ethanol. That's the bad news. The good news is that researchers have found that algae is not only a great source of alternative of natural bio energy but it also has the ability to capture CO2.

Microalgae are generally recognized as the most promising solution for both bio- and industrial capture of emitted CO2. The ability of these  to convert carbon dioxide into carbon-rich lipids (only a step or two away from bio-diesel) greatly exceeds that of agricultural oleaginous crops, without competing for arable land.


In that case  Algae may be the answer. The organism can absorb carbon far more quickly than trees, a quality that has long attracted international scientists seeking a natural method of capturing the most dominant greenhouse gas.