Fixing the Atmosphere is a sister project of the University of Calgary's Solar Biocells research group
We provide a hands-on learning experience for classrooms to explore bioreactors as an alternative energy source
Students will have to opportunity to learn about bio-fuels from Fixing the Atmosphere staff and maintain their very own bioreactor!
School children will mix a salt solution to be poured into the bioreactor. This solution plus the inoculum will be put into the bioreactors and biomass will grow as a biofilm on the walls. The result? biomass!
Once the biomass is thick on the walls the students will than scrape the walls leaving some biomass behind and let the biomass regrow, initiating a cycle of growth and harvesting.