Cyanobacteria Ecosystem Services

Cyanobacteria Ecosystem Services

As a growing phenomenon, green infrastructure poses largely untapped potential for low- and high-tech development projects that promote cutting edge forms or applications of green infrastructure.

An initial project will develop cyanobacterial carbon sinks that could co-produce chemicals, renewable energy and other useful services. We will produce data from our efforts quantitating the effectiveness of our systems at trapping carbon dioxide and generating energy.

The project is led by IU biology professor David Kehoe, with collaboration from Jaipal Singh, director of the Indiana Center for Biomedical Innovation at IUPUI, and Peter Schubert, director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI. 

This project is part of the Urban Green Infrastructure working group. 

Read a news story about this project, featuring an interview with the lead researcher.