This Algae-Producing Biodome Might Be The Future of Food

This Algae-Producing Biodome Might Be The Future of Food
Design

A bioreactor from IKEA's future lab can produce mass quantities of algae, which has surprising benefits as a food source

Laura Yan
  • 15 september 2017

IKEA’s future living lab, SPACE10, has created a bioreactor called the Algae Dome, which debuted in Copenhagen earlier this month. The Algae Dome is a 13-foot structure that contains 1,050 feet of coiled tubing full of green microalgae in a photo-bioreactor.

According to SPACE10, algae has the potential to become a sustainable superfood of the future. It’s rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and contains twice as much protein as meat. It can also reduce harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s also the fastest growing plant organism that can grow anywhere—even in polluted water. In three days, the Algae Dome produced 450 liters of algae, and it might become a prototype of what sustainable farming could look like in the future.

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IKEA’s future living lab, SPACE10, has created a bioreactor called the Algae Dome, which debuted in Copenhagen earlier this month. The Algae Dome is a 13-foot structure that contains 1,050 feet of coiled tubing full of green microalgae in a photo-bioreactor.

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