Can Algae Do CCU?

Can Algae Really Do CCU? Status and Potential of Biological Carbon Capture and Use

During Earth’s earliest days, algae and other single cell organisms launched a successful CO2 mitigation campaign that ultimately made human life possible. But are these tiny carbon fighters relevant to today’s climate conversation? Heralded by proponents, dismissed by naysayers, algae may not cure our carbon conundrum but could be a key enabler for carbon capture and use (CCU). 


Matt Carr

Executive Director
Algae Biomass Organization