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International Algae Competition: Green Loop

International Algae Competition: Green Loop

May 11, 2012 |

The Abundance Prize and Best Video Green Loop: Marina City Global Algae Retrofitting, Chicago by Influx_Studio, Mario Caceres and Christian Canonico. This is an algae based strategy for a new sustainable model in urban areas, revisioning one of the most iconic buildings in the Loop of Chicago: Marina City Towers. This environmental vision is committed […]

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International Algae Competition: Process Zero

International Algae Competition: Process Zero

May 11, 2012 |

Algae Landscape Design First Prize Process Zero: Retrofit Resolution. GSA Federal Building, Los Angeles, CA, by Hok/Vanderweil, Sean Quinn. The goal is to design a zero environmental footprint and energy self-sufficiency using Living Building Challenge 2.0 guidelines. Photovoltaic and solar thermal panels cover the roof, tracing the sun through the day. Thin film PV shading […]

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International Algae Competition: Urban Algae Culture

International Algae Competition: Urban Algae Culture

May 11, 2012 |

Algae Landscape Design First Prize Urban Algae Culture in Gangxiacun, Shenzhen China, by Kady, Wong Hoi Kei & Kate, Lau Hoi Ying & Perry Li. The Urban River from Waste to Source is a proposed masterplan for an urban village of 20,000 people within the larger Shenzhen city of 14 million people. The proposal re-articulates […]

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International Algae Competition: Circular Tank Technology

International Algae Competition: Circular Tank Technology

May 11, 2012 |

The Algae Production Systems First Prize Circular Tank Technology to reduce production costs, by Vincent Guigon, Antenna Technologies, Geneva. Antenna is an NGO promoting spirulina against malnutrition with projects in Africa and Asia to make spirulina more affordable. Today there are about 10 farms initiated by Antenna running by themselves in 8 countries. Antenna developed […]

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International Algae Competition: Organic spirulina microfarm

International Algae Competition: Organic spirulina microfarm

May 11, 2012 |

The Algae Production Systems First Prize Organic spirulina microfarm with biogas plant. Normandy, France, by Laurent Lecesve, Hybrid énergies & Eco-Systèmes. The farm contains 4 ponds of 50m2, micro-digester, heat pump with heat network connected to digester and ponds, harvesting room with press and solar dryer, and a culture laboratory. The goal of the digester […]

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International Algae Competition: Biosphere

International Algae Competition: Biosphere

May 11, 2012 |

The Algae Food Development First Prize Biosphere Instant Soup Concept by Lucie Bolzec, founder of Delis Design Studio, France. Algae, vegetables and herbs inside an alginate sphere. The transparent sphere, made from red algae extract, is edible and liquifies in hot water. Three soup recipes are Bretonne, Provençale and Japonaise. Biosphere gives a moment of […]

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International Algae Competition: Algae Food Development First Prize

International Algae Competition: Algae Food Development First Prize

May 11, 2012 |

The Algae Food Development First Prize Dances With Algae, by Lynn Cornish, Scott Hubley, Romelda Nickerson, Josie Todd, Canada. Marine Algae Foods and Recipes. By including macroalgae in commonly consumed foods we can provide beneficial health effects. Foods on a typical menu at the fictional ‘Algalicious Cafe and Restaurant’ are cultivated sea vegetable bouquet, caper […]

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International Algae Competition: Appreciation Prize

International Algae Competition: Appreciation Prize

May 11, 2012 |

The Appreciation Prize, voted by participants Algae Powered Mushroom Farm in Congo, Africa, by 10 Design Group, Ted Givins. An algae powered mobile mushroom farm can be placed anywhere in the world to support micro-economic development in poverty stricken regions. Algae will be a food source and provide fertilizer for mushrooms. Two target groups are […]

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