Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Scientists from Russia and Germany Implement Project for Utilization of Algae Waste
September 7, 2017 19:17

From the residual biomass of algae plants, scientists want to receive a material for wastewater treatment.
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University and Hamburg Technology University for three years intend to implement the project of processing algae into a material for water purification with biogas production. This was reported about by Professor Natalia Politayeva, the deputy director for science at the Higher School of Biotechnology and Food Technologies under the St. Petersburg University.

"We have signed an agreement in the framework of the federal targeted program aimed at the development of biotechnology: the cultivation of algae, which is also called duckweed. It turns the water green, but can produce lots of valuable components - lipids, carotenoids, and pigments,” - she said.

The cost of the project makes 90 million rubles. Financing is carried out by the Russian and German sides in equal parts.

According to Professor Natalia Politayeva, the algae biomass remaining after getting valuable substances was cast away but the project implies its further utilization.

"From the residual biomass, we want to receive sorption material for water purification - this is exactly the know-how from the Russian side. Subsequently, all these components will be fermented into biogas for use in the urban economy”, - the scientist said.

The resulting sorbent can be used for wastewater treatment, preparation of drinking water, and filtering natural waters from traces of oil products. The universities already have industrial partners in Germany and Russia, who consider this development to be a promising business. Applied character of the project is mandatory for its implementation.

Within three years, specialists of the two universities will cultivate the German strain of algae in the conditions of Petersburg, extract the valuable component and work out the technology of producing cleansing materials and biogas separation. In this way a non-waste production of a closed cycle will be created.

As previously reported by TASS, the authorities of St. Petersburg and Hamburg signed a roadmap for the development of cooperation between the two cities in 2017-2019. The official visit of St. Petersburg delegation to Hamburg with the participation of representatives of government, business and culture figures took place from August 31 to September 3 and was dedicated to the 60th anniversary since the establishment of partnership relations. In 1957, Hamburg became the first German sister city of Leningrad in the postwar period



Author: Vera Ivanova


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

SPIEF Experts Discuss the Role of St. Petersburg in Development of the Arctic Mars-500 Chronicles: One Month of Total Isolation Aboard Or Over The Board? New Materials for Aircraft Engines Created Over 15 Thousand Archaeological Finds Discovered in Zaryadie Park of Moscow

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Boris Godunov  Sports  Indie Music  IT  Censorship  Tragedy  travel to Russia  Pussy Riot  ENEA  Russian business  Shukhovsky Recreation Cluster  Russian visa  Vologda  bridge  Moscow  Russian regions  Yekaterinburg  seer-off card  expedition  French Consulate  Boris Grebenshchikov  St. Petersburg  poll  Moscow airports  Alexander Labas  Multimedia Art Museum  Legal Services in Russia  Roman Abramovich  Emmanuel Emenike  Photo Exhibition  Morgan Stanley  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Aeroexpress trains  Pobeda  Russian hockey  Moscow World Fine Art Fair   Moscow Zoo  Russian caricature  Armenia  Exhibitions in Moscow  New Year  Russian tourism  Perekrestok  Roman Rakhmatulin  Festivals in Moscow  Marina Vladi  Architecture Monuments  Russian Cinema  Oleg Yefremov  Sergei Chetverikov 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites