Wuxi Uses Blue-green Algae to Generate
Jun 23, 2008 - SinoCast
Blue-green algae that is damaging the water quality
of the Taihu Lake will soon become a new raw material
for power generation in Wuxi, a beautiful city in Jiangsu
On June 18, 2008, Wuxi put its first blue-green algae-based
biogas thermal power generation device into operation,
which is able to process 300 tons of blue-green algae
per day, or 30,000-40,000 tons per year.
Mixed blue-greed algae with pig dejecta, the device will
generate biogas via anaerobic fermentation and then one
ton of blue-green algae could contribute electricity of
40 KWH on average.
Wuxi, as a scenic city aside of the Taihu Lake, has spent
huge in fighting with blue-green algae, which not only
worsens the water quality further, but also kills fishes.
Salvage is an effective way to defeat blue-green algae
pollution, but how to deal with captive is difficult problem,
given the huge amount.
Experts suggest that large-sized livestock and poultry
farms around the Taihu Lake to set up such devices to
generate biogas with blue-green algae, and therefore the
lake will regain its beauty earlier.