Green Transformer – Solar-powered algae refinery floats on water

Displayed at Seoul International Design Competition 2010, the Green Transformer is a concept algae refinery that is supposed to extract valuable bio-oil from algae in pools and ponds. The entirely solar-powered, floating processing plant makes use of a certain chemical additive during the suction to produce biodiesel for automobile and vessels. Moreover, the mechanism helps in removing pollutants from our water bodies.

As you can see in the above image, the Green Transformer folds itself and the solar panels as well when it is not in use. Where the fan-like solar canopy shelters the algae under it, an oil tanks at its center collects oil for future use.


Bio Oil June 8, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

Wind turbines are completely dependent on natural gas and coal to make up for intermittency, unless you want to go without electricity for up to a week in calms, in the Europe often at times of bitter cold.
They do not provide an alternative to natural gas, but at most a supplement.

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