Emma Greenwood & Orlando Monroy
Emma Greenwood trained at The Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. She has 20 years’ experience working within the water treatment, air hygiene and organics recycling sectors and now creates markets for innovative restorative technology for multiple industries and applications. Her background is in facilities management, building services management and eco architecture, she constantly researches ways to apply biomimicry, heritage science and innovative technology to enable engagement with circular bioeconomic practices.
Orlando Monroy majored in Communication Sciences at the University of Veracuz in Mexico. He specialises in political analysis, his research has taken him to Canada and Madrid and has been involved with the political consultancy ‘Open Door’. He writes a column for local Mexican newspapers, has been a communications advisor and is now the public relations officer for the BiomiTech project.
Orlando and Emma are the spokespersons for the BiomiTech project, a worldwide challenge to reduce air pollution and increase health and wellbeing for urban populations using algae technology.
Clean Air via Algae - transforming air pollution into solutions via nature
We will discuss the problem of urban air pollution, Mexico has some of the worlds heaviest air pollution, how BiomiTech have applied their knowledge innovatively to create the BioUrban range to harness the power of algae that naturally feed on pollution. Teaching algal growth cycles, the outputs and how to creatively utilise the waste algae to create a circular bioeconomy by the creation of biofuels from the biomass fed on the pollution created by our modern urban activities.
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