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Concept of Bio-lamp

Eco-Technology Biolamp Concept1

Few months back, I heard about an interesting concept of street Bio-lamp which is based on algae solutions, solar energy and carbon-dioxide.

Here’s something about it:
A year back, a Hungarian designer Peter Horvath has popped up a creative solution, the “Concept of Bio-lamp,” which converts carbon-dioxide into fuel to power the street lamps, other than providing a clean and healthy environment for the people.  This Street Bio-lamp system will contain an algae solution mixed with water, which transforms carbon-dioxide into oxygen; and this carbon-dioxide or smog is pulled into the street Bio-lamp with the help of pump that sucks the smog into the spiral system from the top. During the daytime, the streetlamp uses sunlight, carbon-dioxide and water to transform the alga into biomass that can be converted into fuel to power the lamps, and some of it is deposited into the lamp itself to power it during the night, or to power it when the there is no sunlight.All the extra biomass is transferred through an underground pipe system to a closest filler station, where it can be transformed into usable fuel for other Eco-technologies like Eco-cars etc.

Eco-Technology Biolamp Concept2I always like these kind of concepts, and this concept of Street Bio-lamp is an interesting concept to create a sustainable technology and it can have various other good impacts too but it seems very expensive, lots of construction work like installation of pumps, underground pipes and then making a place to store extra biomass, and I think it will require a lot of maintenance work too. If the cost, construction and maintenance work of this system can be reduced to a reasonable level then I think this concept can be very effective. Its practical performance is also a question.

Eco-Technology Biolamp ConceptSource: Internet