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Algaster is an alga harvesting system, designed for a future agricolture's evolution, less powerful but more intelligent. In fact, algae can be u… Read More
Algaster is an alga harvesting system, designed for a future agricolture's evolution, less powerful but more intelligent. In fact, algae can be used for energy production because of their high oil content. Furthermore, they provide water cleaning in polluted areas where algae growth may exceed normal conditions (eutrophic waters), generating energy from pollution. Every machine works individually, communicating between each other like a swarm of insects. Each unit can harvest 100kg of algas every time, storing the load in ten containers placed on the upper side. As the unit ends the available storage, an inflatable structure brings it on the surface. Read Less
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ALGASTER


Team work (Philipp Frank, Marco Nicoletti, Francesco Schiraldi, Stefano Pertegato, Eloisa Tolu)

First sketches: solar power cells on the back, evaluating moving system
containers in palce, ready to be filled with treated algas
containers sliding back as the filled ones are sent on the surface.