September 27, 2021

These carbon-capturing robotic seaweed farms are like planting forests in the ocean

by Sara Siddiqui in Article

Phykos is trying to pioneer a new form of carbon sequestration: using automated boats to grow seaweed in the middle of the ocean, then sinking it to the ocean floor. “It’s a really challenging robotics problem,” says Marius Wiggert, a UC Berkeley PhD postdoc, one of a team of DTI-funded researchers collaborating with the company.

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