Accessible, Affordable, Alternative Energy
Solar Biocells is commercializing a patented-pending technology platform for the capture of atmospheric carbon dioxide and production of biofuels using naturally occurring phototrophic microorganisms and sunlight. This has resulted in very high, sustainable and scalable productivity, at extremely low cost.
Phototrophic microorganisms offer a natural mechanism to convert solar energy into a fuel compatible with our energy and transportation infrastructure. These microorganisms use solar energy to take up CO2 for growth. At present our focus is the cost-effective production of biomass, which can be converted to methane, a liquid fuel or biomass pellets.
We are working on a number of different projects with the aim to scale up our current lab processes. Maintaining as well as improving the efficiency, cost effectiveness and accessibility of our technology are center of all of our experiments.
Fixing the Atmosphere is our educational sister project that brings school scale bioreactors for students to learn about alternative energy and maintain their very own photobioreactor.
Congratulations to Quinn Blyth for winning second place overall at the Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair and th at the Canada Wide Science Fair for his work on Phormidium Keutzingianum microalgae growth in varying waste water conditions!