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Solaga – Biogas with bacteria

There are only few possibilities for becoming energy-self-sufficient in your own house. First there is solar energy with solar thermal energy and solar power, however the problem of storing the heat or electricity still is unsolved. A different option, a normal biogas plant, is unfeasible at home because of the huge amounts of biomass you would have to acquire.

Solaga has developed a technology, which enables the production of biogas using Cyanobacteria. By immobilizing them on a solar panel they function as a factory, consuming only the energy for staying alive whilst producing intermediates that are easily converted into biogas. Solaga uses Bacteria as molecular power stations.

Founders: Johann Bauerfeind, Benjamin Herzog
Started: 2013
Funded: EXIST-Gründerstipendium
Country: Germany / Berlin
Website: SOLAGA

Solaga in 2 Minutes: Johann Bauerfeind, Founder of Solaga, Interview at the FALLING WALLS Conference 2015

Solaga in detail

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