Re-imagining Boston's stalled projects
The team proposes to build a vertical algae-powered bioreactor on the Filene's site.
The structure would be composed of prefabricated modules, or "eco-pods," containing materials to manufacture biofuels. The eco-pods would allow scientists to test algae species and methods of fuel extraction. The fuel produced by the algae would power robotic arms that could reconfigure the pods to enhance growing conditions.