Cleaning the air

Project: Algoland – Cleaning the air

The Algoland project - Cleaning the air finds sustainable solutions to societal challenges. With Linnaeus University at its core, Algoland encompasses a community of knowledge from key stakeholders in the fight for our planet.

Facts about the project

Project manager
Elin Lindehoff
Other project members
Catherine Legrand (Co-PI), Hanna Farnelid, Fredrik Svensson, Lina Mattsson Quyen Nham, Caroline Littlefield, Laura Bas Conn, Christien Laber, Anders Månsson, Joacim Rosenlund
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University, Heidelberg Cementa
KK-stiftelsen, EcoChange, FORMAS, Familjen Kamprads stiftelse, Kalmar Kommun, Växjö Kommun, Kalmar Energi, Swedish Agro, WSP, SMA mineral, Voxtorps garden, Energimyndigheten, Stiftelsen lantbruksforskning, Kretslopp Sydost
Ecology (Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)
Research groups
Algoland – Algal Solutions for Air, Water, Industry and Society, Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications
Knowledge environment
Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Water

More about the project

Partners from industry, academia and public servants address global environmental problems at a local level:

  • Use of fossil fuels
  • Climate change
  • CO2 emissions
  • Polluted water
  • Eutrophication

Location: Cementa AB, Degerhamn
Cement production releases flue gas and with it vast amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Microalgae can use this flue gas as a CO2 source, and the algal biomass can be used as a resource for bioenergy or high value products. In this pilot project, we partnered with Cementa AB, a cement factory on the island of Öland, to examine the potential of using microalgae to capture CO2 from flue gas from the cement plant.

The project is part of the research in the research group Marine phytoplankton ecology and applications, Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) and in Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Water