Coastal Environment Tour 2017

2017´s edition of the “coastal environment tour” was this year hosted by Algoland!

Representatives from different authorities, associations and companies had signed up for a day with the Algoland-crew. The day started with a tour to Moskogen where associate senior lecturer Elin Lindehoff and pro-vice-chancellor and professor Catherine Legrand explained why and how to use algae to clean water and air from nutrients and CO2. At the facility in Moskogen, the Algoland-project uses algae to clean the nutrient-rich leachate water from the power plants landfill from excessive nitrogen. As a CO2 resource, they use the emissions from the power plant itself.

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Martin Olofsson postdoctoral fellow, Fredrik Svensson, laboratory engineer and PhD student Lina Mattsson showed and explained how the facility works in action.

 

In the afternoon, the “Kalmar commission”, gathered for a discussion about how to improve the environmental conditions of the Baltic Sea. Different parts of the county talked about their projects and how they work to save the Baltic Sea.

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