Cleaning the air
Location: Cementa AB, Degerhamn, Öland
Cement production releases flue gas and with it vast amounts of CO2 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 project, we examine the potential of using microalge to capture CO2 from flue gas from the cementplant...
We also evaluate the sustainability of the process.
Contact person: Martin Olofsson
Cleaning the Water:
Location: Moskogen, Kalmar
At Moskogen, a landfill in Kalmar, Sweden, nutrient-rich leachate water runs into a reservoir. We examine the potential of micro algae to clean nitrogen from the water. Algal production is supported by the CO2 produced by the KalmarEnergi power plant, also located in Moskogen.
Phosphorus is a biproduct of the renewable energy production (wood chips) and is used in the production of algal biomass, which can ultimately be turned into valuable bioproducts.
Contact person: Elin Lindehoff
Linnéuniversitetet, Stiftelsen ÅForsk, Regionförbundet i Kalmar län, Cementa, SMA Mineral, KK-stiftelsen, KSRR, Kalmar Energi, Havsmiljöinstitutet, Kalmar kommun, EU Structural funds, Stiftelsen Lantbruk Forskning, Kamprad Stiftelsen
2011 - 2019
- Catherine Legrand Professor, pro-rector
- Elin Lindehoff Associate senior lecturer
- Martin Olofsson Postdoctoral Fellow
- Fredrik Svensson Laboratory engineer
- Caroline Littlefield Karlsson Project assistent
Since its inauguration, ALGOLAND and the people who run it have been recognized for achievements in sustainable development within the region.
Äspö Environmental Research Award
"Awarded to Elin Lindehoff for her work in spreading awareness about the condition of the Baltic Sea".
Clean Air Committee of Kalmar
"The Algoland Project Team is awarded for excellence in researching the potential for microalgae to clean flue gas at the Cementa plant on Öland. The project also focuses on recycling nutrients from sewage leachate water, and producing bioenergy for the southern Baltic Sea Region.
Through the team's great engagement, the project has established an interest among the business sector, promising future development within the field."