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#Algae #Lamps Invention. The thing that scares me about this, is that it will give deforesting lobbyist a chip to play in the argument of taking down trees and forests. Saying they are not needed, because of the power of these lamps. But NYC so needs this! With the amount of CO2 that is in the air. I am sure China needs these everywhere.
French biochemist and Shamengo pioneer Pierre Calleja has invented this impressive streetlight that is powered by algae which absorbs CO2 from the air. We have featured algae-powered lamps before but this one takes out 1 ton (!) of CO2 per year. This is as much CO2 as as a tree absorbs on average during its entire life.