Researchers convert greenhouse gas emissions into alternative fertilizer

04.10.2018

Indiana University (IU) researchers are collaborating on a new project to repurpose waste and carbon emissions from the environment.

Researchers ggasThey’re using a pressurized mechanism that captures carbon dioxide from the university’s central heating plant to grow algae. The algae is later converted into biofertilizer to be used throughout campus.

The project is funded by an environmental grant from Duke Energy that will help more researchers continue the project in the future.

The school plans to expand the mechanism to be double its current size and also partner with the IU farm to help them transition to biofertilizer, which is a safer organic alternative.

More information:
www.research.iu.edu

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