Our Technology

At the forefront of sustainable building systems, our innovative technology seamlessly integrates microalgae, forming a closed-loop regenerable system. Through advanced monitoring and automation capabilities, this system ensures a healthy, energy-efficient, and carbon-neutral built environment tailored to diverse building programs, building orientations, and climate zones.

By harnessing the power of microalgae, our technology exemplifies a transformative solution that harmonizes environmental sustainability, occupant well-being, and energy optimization, setting new standards for sustainable architecture.

Environmental and Social Benefits of EcoClosure’s Biochromic Window Technology

Harnessing the power of microalgae

By integrating microalgae into a sustainable building system, our technology offers a transformative solution that enhances the quality of life. Serving as a closed-loop regenerable technology, this innovative system represents a significant stride towards a more sustainable future. Some other benefits :

test-tube Creates a harmonious and energy-efficient built environment

medicine Healthier and more environmentally conscious living or working space.

atom-2 Ensures long-term sustainability

test-tube-big Contributes to the preservation of our planet for future generations

New Technology to improve lives

The incorporation of microalgae within our system unlocks a range of benefits. These microscopic organisms actively contribute to the well-being of occupants by improving air quality, reducing carbon dioxide levels, and optimizing energy usage. The result is a healthier and more environmentally conscious living or working space.

Living Prototype of EcoClosure’s Biochromic Window

Why Microalgae?

Microalgae have been specifically chosen for their unique characteristics and diverse range of applications. Microalgae’s versatile nature, multi-function capabilities, environmental sustainability, and resource efficiency make them an ideal choice for integration into various systems and applications such as Ecoclosure’s Biochromic Window.

Versatility and Size

Microalgae, unlike macroalgae (such as seaweed), are single-celled microscopic organisms that thrive in various aquatic environments. Their small size and single-cell nature make them highly adaptable and suitable for integration into different systems.

Multi-function Capability

Microalgae possess a multitude of capabilities, making them a valuable asset in various industries. Their functions include air revitalization, wastewater management, food production, radiation shielding, and thermal control. The aerospace industry has even explored microalgae for optimizing growth in microgravity environments.

Environmental Sustainability

Microalgae play a crucial role in the Earth’s ecosystem and boast high carbon conversion ratios. They utilize light, water, CO2, and nutrients to rapidly multiply their mass. By utilizing microalgae, there is no need for agricultural land or resources that could otherwise be allocated for food production. They can grow in salty or brackish water, reducing the strain on freshwater sources. Additionally, microalgae cultivation does not contribute to deforestation, soil erosion, or water pollution.

Resource Efficiency

Microalgae cultivation requires less water compared to many other crops, and they exhibit high efficiency in photosynthesis. Microalgae demonstrate the ability to adapt to varying light and temperature conditions, further enhancing their resource efficiency.

Chronological Development of Microalgae Technology

Aztecs in 1300-1521 CE harvested Spiraling from Lake Texcoco
Study of algae cells and adoption of chlorella as food source
The first attempt of micro algae based BLSS in 1961
Creation and investigation of various BLSS models
Evolution map of BLSS
Design of sophisticated micro algae BLSS
Ground-based experiments of micro algae BLSS
Closed-loop Bio-regenerative Life Supporting System (BLSS)
Air revitalization, Waste treatment and Food production
Chlorella BLSS tested in ISS in 2011

[1] The United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Microalgae Protocols, by Daniel Kainer. NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/sites/ default/files/atoms/files/microalgaeprotocols_508.pdf.
[2] Yang et al. “Microalgae biotechnology as an attempt for bioregenerative life support systems: problems and prospects.” Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology 94, no. 10 (2019): 3039-3048.