When you think of algae, landscaping or architecture likely aren't the first thoughts that come to mind. However, in a recent Algae Competition, innovative thinkers designed ways in which algae could be incorporated into urban landscaping and other kinds of planning. Many entries considered the possibility of algae biofuel production, such as floating farms along coastlines.
The entry pictured, below, for example, is a floating green park in Hong Kong which aims to capture the carbon dioxide from car exhaust and and use algae to turn it into fuel for the city.
Looking for more information about green planning?
- Click here to learn more about the Algae Competition and project entries
- Check out or request a resource from the Water Library's Coastal Community Planning and Development or Coastal Engineering book lists.
- Learn more about algae and other plants in your own garden from our Green Gardening resource list.