The need to invert global warming is evident, and many governments enforce the change toward renewable energy. CO2 Emission certificates are put in place and drive the price of fossil energy further upwards.
Electrification is not always possible and many industries like aviation have no real alternative yet. Such industries have been put under tremendous pressure to find alternatives. In addition, oil prices are extremely high.
As CO2 certificates are becoming more and more expensive, tying carbon dioxides becomes more lucrative. Technologies are available as well as the resources to give the inversion a boost.
Global warming and oil dependency
We provide the solution to use this potential.
We build innovative solutions and combine proven technologies. In collaboration with universities, we ensure the transfer of bleeding-edge knowledge. Our industry partner stands for reliability and efficient production. Local people and industry will benefit greatly from this know-how.
We build innovative microalgae-photovoltaic-thermal combined eco-system plants. Why? Because the combination of proven technologies provides many advantages. Industrial Algae plants produce vast amounts of algae oil as well as desalinized water for irrigation and potable water. It produces food for cattle or fish. PV provides abundant power, where mirrors concentrate the sun on the PVs and generates heat during the daytime while cooling during the night.
The plant, a lab, and its surroundings will need protection against the desert. As the plant generates water abundantly, this will be used to create a protective vegetation zone.
And tying CO2 to generate emission certificates.
Photovoltaic, desalination and biofuel feedstock
The technology extensively uses floor-level controlled microalgae growth, monitored by sensors and AI for optimal conditions. CO2 is injected into the water and the temperature is kept relatively constant to maximum growth. Night LEDs may be used as an option to continue production 24h/d. Oils are extracted from the algae as raw material for liquid fuels (e.g. aviation fuel). For the residual material, there are various applications like fish/cattle food, solid fuel, fertilization, or stored permanently for CO2 certificate generation
Combining to maximize benefits
The PV/Thermal area of the plant generates all electric energy needed for pumps, vents, and other installations. Solar radiation is concentrated on the PV and the thermal installation connected to it work two ways, generating heat for the industry during the day and generating cooling during the night. Both heat and cooling are stored for distribution when needed. The surplus in electric energy peaks will be used in 3rd-party applications (like industry and buildings)
The industry has the full benefits of electricity and heat from the thermal plant. Many processes require an elevated temperature, and the natural use of this power will attract industries.
It is also highly beneficial for local people, who can live in a most pleasant oasis, cooled by the thermal plant, powered by the PV, and watered by the algae plant. In addition to this, cattle dung and city wastewater will fertilize the algae.
Just a square of 30km side length can generate enough fuel to supply the aviation industry for a medium-sized industrial country. In addition to this, new cities are fully supported with power, water, cooling, and food through cattle and fish.
A sustainable future
The world's current oil production can be replaced sustainably by this type of eco-system plant and generate a pleasant living environment for many citizens in a current very harsh environment.
The revenues will be much higher than in today’s fossil oil industry as the revenues are generated by oil, electrical power, cooling, and heat. Plus derivative products from farms, new cities, and more within the new ecosystem.
Advanced sustainable technologies bring many advantages to the people, the innovators of the circular economy. The innovator, boosting into a renewable economy, creating a new source of wealth to the people and the economy. The many gains involved in this complete multi-solving approach will pay off easily.
Revenues and spin-offs
We combine the best experts in innovation and installation building with expertise in all critical technologies and experience.
Carsten Holze is a world-known expert in solar energy (company toughtrough). CSP / PV demonstrators and commercial projects > 500MW have been realized globally.
Dirk-Joost van Engelshoven is the strategic innovation officer and built innovations in variant industries.