Inside the Sendai Minami-Gamo Biomass Technologica
With the collaboration of the University of Tsukuba and Tohoku University, Sendai City is promoting research on “algae biomass” that produces petroleum components from household wastewater. Two algae used in the research project are Aurantiochytrium and Botryococcus braunii. By combining the culturing of these algae and treating of wastewater, energy is produced while reducing the environmental load during the wastewater treatment process.
This “circulation model of a sewerage system” uses energy produced from these algae to treat wastewater. The results of this research project are expected to be domestically and internationally publicized as a “Sendai model” which will contribute to our recovery from the disaster and help provide a solution to energy issues.
InquiriesDisaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City Promotion Office,
City Planning Policy Bureau
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