AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hypergiant Industries, the AI products and solutions company, announces the launch of the Eos Bioreactor, a green energy solution that captures and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere using algae. This device uses AI to optimize algae growth, carbon capture and algae output creating a product that is more sustainable, efficient, manageable and smaller in size than other bioreactor prototypes.
According to a 2018 report put out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to 2 degrees Celsius could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching 'net zero' around 2050.
"Our goal at Hypergiant Industries is to use the world's best technologies to solve the world's biggest problems. Excess carbon in our atmosphere is driving a number of massive catastrophes for our planet and pushing us to get off planet and colonize space," said Hypergiant Industries CEO and founder, Ben Lamm. "I want humanity to colonize space because I want to explore the cosmos to better understand our place within it. I don't want us to colonize space because we are running away from our home planet. This device is one of our first efforts focused on fixing the planet we are on. We hope to inspire and collaborate with others on a similar mission."
When it comes to CO2 consumption, algae is already one of nature's most efficient tools for carbon capture and sequestration. This has been studied deeply in the past decade with the biggest challenge being our ability to create efficient bioreactors that harness the power of algae efficiently and effectively. With machine intelligence, we can improve the efficiency of our reactor design and use autonomous health monitoring to create a machine that is aware of - and can react to - its surroundings. By constantly monitoring and managing the amount and type of light, available CO2, temperature, PH, biodensity, harvest cycles, and more, we can create the perfect environment to maximize carbon sequestration.
Here is how it works:
- Algae needs three key elements to grow: carbon dioxide, light and water.
- Algae has the highest sequestration and capture capacity when it receives a steady stream of CO2 particularly via an industrial HVAC system.
- As algae consumes CO2, it produces biomass. This biomass can then be harvested and processed to create fuel, oils, nutrient-rich high-protein food sources, fertilizers, plastics, cosmetics, and more.
- The device is a controlled closed system model, every part of the growth process is tightly controlled and optimized with machine intelligence to maximize CO2 consumption.
- Algae thrives in the carbon rich dirty air, particularly those in HVAC units, near exhaust and industrial pipes.
The Eos Bioreactor, which is a 3'x3'x7' cube, is intended for use in urban environments where it can fit within office buildings. The long-term concept for the prototype includes integration as part of our larger "smart" cities program where the algae byproduct of biodiesel can provide fuel for a variety of other products that promote and improve urban living. Humanity is in a position where it is in need of big, actionable ideas to curb climate change, and this device is a solution that can be used to reduce planet-warming emissions, removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Later this year, Hypergiant Industries plans to release blueprints for the Eos Bioreactor to the online maker community. The goal is to empower individuals to create similar, smaller and modular devices for use in residential units. Furthermore, the company will focus on the use of recycled ocean plastics to create the devices and encourages the community to do so as well. Additional details on productization will be announced in 2020.
For more information, please visit: https://www.hypergiant.com/green.
About Hypergiant Industries:
Hypergiant Industries focuses on solving humanity's most challenging problems and leading the way in data intelligence as humanity enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To accomplish this mission, the company creates emerging AI-driven technologies and develops world-changing commercial products and solutions for Fortune 500 and government clients. As the parent corporation over a roster of divisions, Hypergiant Industries serves verticals that include space science and exploration, satellite communications, aviation, defense, healthcare, transportation and municipal infrastructure, food and beverage, retail and more. Founded in 2018, the company has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Seattle and Washington, DC.
SOURCE Hypergiant Industries