The folks at Algaewheel cite the following benefits of their green wastewater treatment system:
- Save energy: Wastewater treatment plants account for 3% of U.S. electrical demand. Algae run on solar power. Algaewheel tech could cut that energy demand by half or more.
- Produce energy: The company touts the biomass produced in the treatment process as an excellent power source.
- Save the planet: Algae treatment is carbon neutral. It also captures nitrous oxide, which conventional wastewater treatment systems emit and which is 300 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
- Save money: Algaewheel says their systems cost the same or less to build and save money long-term with less maintenance and fewer chemical inputs.