Achievements and projects:
As a consequence of the aforementioned studies and collaborations, BROMALGAE is developing several biotechnological projects, amongst can be highlighted the following:
a) An own methodology for the mitigation of certain polluting industrial emissions, in order to contribute to the common international effort to reduce the impact of traditional industry on the global climate, already declared as a Climate Alarm by the Scientific Committees that provide counselling to the international decision-making bodies. These methods, designed specifically for each industrial installation, under the common name of BioRecyGas, have the great advantage of being able to return the investments made in a reasonable time and after become a supplementary benefit without other costly expenses.
b) A wastewater or eutrophic water denitrification system, which returns drinking water at a very competitive cost through bacterial or algal reactors that can benefit from a reactor patent developed in the USA by Dr. Hall. This project is on a development and technology transfer phase.
c) The adaptation of the BioRecyGas procedure to the biomass thermal recovery industry, reducing its emissions to the atmosphere. This type of industry, is usually considered environmentally neutral because it releases what was previously stored in the biomass, therefore its balance is 0. But its emissions still contribute with harmful gases. By adapting the BioRecyGas procedure, they become a positive industry that can be inserted into the circular economy.
d) Participation in a high-didactic content campaign, already on going, of high-impact international environmental outreach, carried by a transformed merchant ship that will circumnavigate the world and will include several adaptations demonstrating the possibilities of reducing marine pollution. Direct environmental didactics through spectacular staging, apart from the aspects mentioned, will be a component of greatest importance.
e) A project to develop a system to eliminate atmospheric pollution from marine engines, based on ad hoc port facilities, consisting of the treatment and management of maritime scrubber liquor, using the BioRecyGas system.
Among these initiatives, at different levels of development, it is worth highlighting the realization of a Pilot Plant at the Zabalgarbi facilities in the context of the aforementioned agreement. The different ups and downs that occurred during its construction and start-up, which always happen with any prototype, have been overcome and the main result has been the expected one; the real possibility of connecting the BioRecyGas procedure to a real industrial facility, raising the conceptual to a physical reality that has demonstrated both its ability to reduce emissions and to produce algal biomass of industrial interest.