Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Solaga develops a small biogas production aggregate which will be installed in small households. As a renewable energy resource today, biogas is superior because it is cheaply stored, has a high heating value and burns completely climate neutral. Nowadays biogas is produced by production of energy crops raising ethical and environmental concerns. To reduce the farm land abuses by energy crops and in favour of freeing this land for food crop production, we developed a technology which enables the production of biogas using Cyanobacteria. By immobilizing them on a solar panel they will function as a factory consuming only the energy for staying alive while producing intermediates that are easily convertible into biogas. Solaga’s technology was registered for a patent in June 2015.