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Norway experiments with fish food from carbon dioxide

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Staff writer ▼ | July 19, 2014
Norwegian scientists are to carry out an experiment where captured carbon dioxide is turned into food, in form of algae, for farmed fish.
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Norway salmonNorwegian scientists are to carry out an experiment where captured carbon dioxide is turned into food, in form of algae, for farmed fish.


Essentially the study will involve producing Omega-3 fatty acids from algae that will be grown in a stream of carbon dioxide at a test facility. The big issue is that the new technique could, in theory, absorb the gases responsible for global warming and at the same time provide sustainable fish food.

The installation to do this will be built at Technology Centre Mongstad. This is the world's largest test facility for carbon capture and storage technologies. In a warm soup of pure carbon dioxide, sea water and steam, algae are expected to grow rapidly. The algae will then be harvested, dried and processed for the oil it contains.


 

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