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ARTIFICIAL LEAF-LIKE MICROPHOTOBIOREACTOR AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20140242676
A1
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Described herein are algae carbon capture systems and biomass production systems, and more specifically, algal based microphotobioreactors (.mu.PBRs) comprising a biocompatible polymer (e.g., hydrogel) containing algae, inorganic carbon, light-frequency shifting agents (e.g., quantum dots and/or dyes of fluorescent proteins) and methods for making such .mu.PBRs.
Abdel-Fattah, Amr I. (Los Alamos, NM), Hollingsworth, Jennifer Ann (Los Alamos, NM), He, Peng (Los Alamos, NM), Sayre, Richard Thomas (Los Alamos, NM), Fisher, Suzanne Zoe (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC
14/ 170,400
January 31, 2014
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.