INDUSTRY BY NATURE / algae

building bio-inspired micro production

 

Industry by Nature   │  2015

HOW CAN I MANIPULATE ALGAE TO GROW IN CERTAIN SHAPES?

This machine guides algae to grow in a designed shape by using specific illumination and rotary movements. I wanted this project to reimagine production techniques by growing objects instead of building them. In order to convert the living algae into a material, I experimented with different methods of drying and hardening the algae using freeze-drying and other  techniques. To deepen my research, I collaborated with two bio-process engineers from AlgaePARC Wageningen University. They provided me with specific materials and information, and we discussed technical solutions and outcomes.

 

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bioreactor  /   algae roto-growing machine

 

algae culture, material research, freeze dried algae pattern

                           algae culture                             /       material: algae  technique: freeze-drying       /     material: algae  technique: freeze-drying

 

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at AlgaePARC Wageningen University

 

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             material: algae + binder                    /           material: agar + nutrition + algae              /          material: algae  technique: freeze-drying

 

 

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                             illustrating roto-growing machine                              /                                   illustrating growth process

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