Biooctanic Towers: Homegrown Urban Biofuel

The Biooctanic Towers are a concept design for growing biofuel in cities.

UPI-2M is a Croatian architectural firm whose philosophy is “absolute, unconditional architecture, spatial challenges and quality ethereal solutions”. They are strong supporters of what they refer to as “human friendly housing” and they have definitely proven it with their sculptural design for the Biooctanic Towers.

The towers are designed to be vertical farms which grow algae and bamboo to be used as raw material for producing biofuel. And with locally produced biofuel, many other benefits come along. If cities are able to produce their own fuel then there will be reduced transportation costs and less emissions. In addition the towers have the added benefit of being able to reduce CO2 in the local atmosphere.

[via designboom]

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