In the spring of 2019, Napurin joined the microalgae platform, a partnership to boost the microalgae sector in the Netherlands. In the coming years, the microalgae platform wants to enter into dialogue with the business community, research institutes, the government and interested citizens in order to accelerate the market application of microalgae in the Netherlands.
In the spring of 2019 Napurin became a friend of Bamboo Village Uganda.
Almost two kilos of CO2 are captured during the production of a kilo of algae. The electricity used is 100% produced by renewal sources. Therefore, the CO2 footprint is excellent. However, during our research to optimize growth conditions, we have observed that the efficiency in terms of CO2 usage per kilo algae was less efficient than the theory. For this reason, Napurin will compensate 5,000 kg of CO2 annually from 2019. Future research will elucidate, among other things, the optimal conversion of CO2 into biomass.
Since 2019 we are a silver friend of Bamboo Village in Uganda. According to our calculations, the amount of compensated CO2 is higher than the CO2 used during the entire Napurin’s algae research.
But that's not all. There is another important component for us: the social one. Bamboo is a sustainable and reliable resource for building houses. Bamboo Village Uganda offers people in one of the most vulnerable regions in the world a safe and sustainable home.