Bioreactor + Industrial greenhouse = ?
In other words, what is the best way for a bioreactor to be part of the daily operations of a greenhouse.
Nowadays, greenhouses have become a standard method to grow our food from Spain to Latvia. At the same time, greenhouses are large consumers of electricity, heating & CO2 which makes them an interesting setting for use of bioreactors. Researchers from Riga Technical Univerity are developing an operational bioreactor that generates heat & CO2 based on reverse photosynthesis. The system consists of an enclosed chamber where the green matter is decaying and needs to be shuffled once in a while. The aim is to understand if industrial greenhouses are the most appropriate place for such device, and define how it could be best integrated in the daily operations of a greenhouse.
About the challenge provider
The challenge is provided by two researchers – Alvis Sokolovs and Laura Dzelzkalēja from Riga Technical University Cēsis Affiliate.