Algae Generates Building Energy From Wastewater
New green-energy system grown on building facades in Paris, provides fossil-fuel alternative.
In the business sector of Paris, France, clean-energy companies Ennesys and OriginOil are unveiling their newest demonstration project: an urban algae harvesting system.
Ennesys, a Paris-based energy systems operation, teamed up with OriginOil, an American algae harvesting company, in an attempt to solve the country’s energy and environmental problems.
According to France’s thermal regulation policy RT2020, buildings will be required to process their own wastewater and generate more energy than they consume by 2020. The policy aims to reduce the country’s energy consumption by 20%, while moving away from fossil fuels and increasing the use of renewable energy 20% by the end of the decade.