Press review

2017

April 2017

city of the future: urban agriculture

Bioöknonomie.de, April 7, 2017

How can we feed a growing world population?  This question arises not only in rural areas, but also in the city. 

 

2017

April 2017

Algae at the beginning of their career – MINT Engineering GmbH 

AusserGewöhnlich Berlin , April 4, 2017

During an interview with AusserGewöhnlich Berlin, Gunnar Mühlstädt from MINT Engineering GmbH spoke about algae in 700-meter long plastic pipes.

 

2017

March 2017

Companyportrait: MINT Engineering GmbH (Dresden) Algae on the menu

Laborjournal, March 7, 2017

Spirulina-smoothies und Chlorella-pasta – Are microalgae a Lifestyle-bricabrac or the food source of the future? MINT Engineering from Dresden thinks its the latter – and builds Algaephotobioreactors for the food market. 

2017

March 2017

Companyportrait: MINT Engineering GmbH (Dresden) Algae on the menu

Laborjournal, March 7, 2017

Spirulina-smoothies und Chlorella-pasta – Are microalgae a Lifestyle-bricabrac or the food source of the future? MINT Engineering from Dresden thinks its the latter – and builds Algaephotobioreactors for the food market. 

2017

January 2017

Leader-Project for mico algae cultivation performed successfully

Deltaland, Januar 17, 2017

The company MINT Engineering developed a new control system for an algae cultivation system of AEO in Obernhausen. In the area of the biogas plant of Agrar-Energy Obernhausen there was continously researched how to cultivate micro algae. Now, the first project is officially approved for the new funding period LEADER 2014 to 2020.

2016

November 2016

Food from a house facade

Bauer Willi, November 8, 2016 

In the middle of Berlin on a house facade: Algae are growing. The world’s first urban algae growing system is situated in Schöneberg at the EUREF campus. There micro algae is cultivated mainly for the food industry.

From a house facade to the dish

Reset, November 3, 2016

The startup of Dresden “MINT- Microalgae Integration GmbH” builds on urban farming. Instead of apples or potatoes, the engineers are cultivating algae on a house facade.

Algae: From the house facade to the star cook

Hotelier TV+Radio, November 2, 2016

In Berlin micro algae is cultivated on a house facade on the EUREF campus. Here one can produce around one kilogram algae biomass a day. The protein-rich raw material is used by the star cook Thomas Kammeier for the EUREF restaurant in smoothies or sauces. This counts as a new trend in the gastronomy!

Now ready for download: “Algae: From the house facade to the star cook”

Biopress, November 2, 2016

The moving-image platform “Food Culture Net” are offering TV material and footage about the topic: “Algae: From the house facade to the star cook” for free and without copyright charges by the association DIE LEBENSMITTELWIRTSCHAFT.

October 2016

Algae: From the house facade to the star cook

Food Culture Net, October 18, 2016

Algae are said to be the number one raw material of the 21st century. One estimates that around 73 000 different kinds of algae are existing. But only a handful are yet been scientifically discovered. The biggest “algae producers” are to be found in the Asiatic area which are China, Indonesia or the Philippines. In Europe France is the biggest producer with about 90 000 tons algae. Mostly these algae areccultivated in aquacultures or algae farms. In Berlin this is not the case: In the middle of Berlin on a grey house facade algae flourish and grow. Located at the EUREF campus in Schöneberg, Berlin, a plant is installed which produces algae mainly used for the food industry.

September 2016

rbb UM4 is guest of the EUREF-Campus

rbb TV – UM4, September 30, 2016 

The media interest is unbroken. Of course the presentation of the algae production on the EUREF-campus could not be missing. MINT Engineering demonstrated how micro-algae on the facade of house 4 arise, grow, can be harvested and get further processed.

Visit to the city of tomorrow

Berliner Morgenpost, September 29, 2016

In the shadow of the gasometer: the EUREF-campus in Schöneberg is a fascinating research laboratory for future development in terms of energy, mobility and sustainability. On the terrace on the 2nd level of building 4-5 Gunnar Mühlstädt is harvesting micro-algae.

August 2016

Raw material of the 21st century- Food from a house facade

Stuttgarter Zeitung, August 30, 2016

Algae is a raw material in great demand. Its breeding is not as easy as it seems. The innovative company MINT Engineering builds on photobioreactors. One of those systems is located on a house facade in Berlin.

Proteins from the house facade

Die Rheinpfalz, August 16, 2016

Bioreactor allows algae growing on an house facade – test system located in Berlin

Here at the Euref- Campus, which is an energy and innovation center of research institutions and firms, micro-algae is growing: tiny, unicellular organisms which live on a diet of carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce chemical energy.

July 2016

MINT Micro Algae Integration

EnergyTV24,  July 26, 2016

MINT Engineering introduces itself – Micro algae contain high quality protein, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and trace minerals like iodine. The productivity of the micro algae is astonishing. In short time algae can convert light and carbon dioxide into valuable biomass.

Here grows algae for tooth paste

zm-online, July 21, 2016

In Berlin the worldwide first tubular plant in urban area was opened. Algae grows in tubes on a building facade. They are predicted to be the resource of the fututre and are also used in tooth paste as a stabilizer.

Food from the house facade

Der Tagesspiegel, July 18, 2016

Algae use carbon dioxide and supply resources. A algae plant in Berlin is supposed to improve the technology. The products can be tried on site.

Useful organisms on the facade

Deutschlandfunk, Juli 19, 2016

For decades there has been research on algae bioreactors, until now it lacked the big breakthrough. In Berlin researchers have approached a new method. They heated algae in tubes on building facades. This way they extract algae paste and powder, which is known for its positive impact on health. For example you can also make fruit smoothies with the algae.

Technology with taste

GF Piping System, July 15, 2016

Under this motto the planners met on the EUREF Campus in Berlin in the showroom of Palmetto GmbH and Georg Fischer.Over 110 participants from all over Germany got insights at 6 different events on the new revolutionary COOL-FIT 2.0 tubing system for efficient cooling. Conclusion of all participants: unforgettable experience!

“Green Gold” or just Glibber? Algae grow on a Berlin building facade

n-tv.de,  July 6, 2016

Algae also be found use where you wouldn’t expect them: in cosmetics, ice cream or yogurt, toothpaste or margarine. They color farmed salmon pink and gummies blue. Algae is known to be a resource of the future – and now they are also growing on homeowners facades.

The “Green Gold” can flow

AUSSERGEWÖHNLICH BERLIN.de, July 8,  2016

On Monday the 18th of July 2016 the worldwide first tubular algae plant will officially start production as the very first in an urban area. This special event will be opened festively by Cornelia Yzer, Senator for economy, technology and research in the county of Berlin.

“Green Gold”: Berlin researchers are working on the resource of the future

feelGreen.de, July 6, 2016

Algae, source of protein and biofuel, are traded as raw material of the future. Now they are also growing on building facade in Berlin.

Building facade turns into algae farm – Glibber in tubes

Handelsblatt, July 5, 2016

Algae, source of protein and biofuel, are traded as raw material of the future. Now they are also growing on building facade in Berlin.

Schöneberg Why the green Glibber on a facade is that important

Berliner Zeitung – July 5, 2016 

With your naked eye you can’t see the „green Gold“. Only with a trained eye you can recognize an algae farm in the parallel assembled tubes on the facade in Berlin, Schöneberg. Here on the EUREF Campus, a energy innovation center of institutions and companies, micro algae are cultivated: small, single celled organisms, which live from the energy of the sun and convert this energy into chemical energy. In the summer the „harvest“ is used in the in campus restaurant.

June 2016

Algae are a possible food of the future

EssPress – Nr. 6, 2016

Algae as food. The biologist Marcella Langer is in charge of the standards. This work is ground breaking since standards do not exist for algae up to date. Right now micro algae is cultivated on the facade on the EUREF Campus. Worldwide this is the first plant in urban area.

On excursion threw the ‘Rote Insel’

rbb Fernsehen – Abendschau,  June 17, 2016 

The rbb is on excursion tour in Schöneberg. The excursion leads to the famous Gasometer on the EUREF Campus. From here the view over the city and the MINT algae facade is marvelous. Definitely worth the view.

Tausendsassa out of the tube

LAND & Forst – Nr. 24,  June 16, 2016

Algae production   What do green water plants have in common with agriculture? The 4th Niedersächsische annual algae convention in Werlte shows, how small organisms can be a income alternative for farmers.

Flavors from the facade

Fassadenleuchten – News, June 6, 2016

The worldwide first tubular algae plant in urban area started production in spring 2016 in Berlin. The plant was installed on the facade of house 4-5 on the EUREF Campus in Berlin, Schönerberg. Besides the culinary accent the plant also compliments in looks.

April 2016

Living with Algae – Green energy sources in the city

1 2 3 energie Blog, April 27, 2016

Algae. Everyone knows them as tiresome ocean organisms which can spoil beach vacation, as constantly acclaimed ingredient of cosmetic products or from the local sushi restaurant. The fact that they are all rounders in energy production is big news for most people. Micro algae is especially interesting as biomass producer. They grow up to ten times faster than land plants, do not use up agricultural space and every cell engages in photosynthesis.

Algae cocktails on the EUREF-Campus

Berliner Morgenpost, April 19, 2016

At night the facade on the EUREF Campus shines in bright green. At daytime you can observe the tubular plant in which air circulates threw water. The two photo bioreactors of MINT Engineering GmbH produce algae in the middle of Schöneberg, Berlin.

Urban Farming – Micro algae cultivation on a building facade

GF Piping System,  April 19, 2016

MINT Engineering GmbH installed a photo bioreactor on the EUREF Campus in Berlin for micro algae cultivation and to show the potential of reactors in urban areas. The system components were provided by GF piping Systems.

Algae experience

Trendkraft, April 13, 2016

On Friday the 22nd of April 2016 starting at 10:00 am, visitors can experience the powermass at its production site. MINT is hosting a open-door day and invites everyone who is interested into their showroom next to the algae plant. The AlgaViva is free and every visitor will be greeted with a free algae drink.

March 2016

Algae cultivation

GartenNatur, March 1, 2016

Recently, a greenish shimmering tubular object graces a building facade on the EUREF Campus in Berlin. At night it visually glows, at daytime the constant movement of water and air can be observed.  The tubular object isn’t art on the facade, it is the first tubular algae plant in urban area worldwide. The vertical system was concepted by MINT Engineering GmbH, the company has opened the micro algae cultivation to the private market. The CEO Gunnar Mühlstädt gave GartenNatura a interview.

Algae

GartenNatur, March 1, 2016

Algae have been known to appear on Japanese food menus or to cause green lakes in the summer. However in the last few years attention has changed towards the small organisms. Especially the discovery of health beneficial characteristics have made algae more interesting.

January 2016

Algae-Bioreactor on a building facade in Berlin produces environmentally friendly energy sources

Trends der Zukunft, January 7, 2016

Energy from biomass is not a new Phenomenon. Many farmers for example, have appropriate equipment installed on their lands and transform the biowaste from their farms into energy. However bio-energy has been criticized, because many crops are specifically raised as biomass to produce energy. This leads to fields filled with crops which won’t be used for food production – this is also referred to as the “tank” or “plate” problem. As a consequence of this algae has moved into focus of scientists. Algae produce approximately 5-10 times as much biomass compared to land plants, without using up agricultural space.

An example of this method can be found on the EUREF Campus where Palmetto GmbH have their headquarters. The company installed a so called photo-bio-reactor on their building facade.

Algae on a facade in Berlin – Energy source of the future?

Sonnenseite, January 9, 2016

Since November, a algae plant has been installed on a facade on the EUREF Campus in Berlin, Schöneberg. The project was made possible by Palmetto GmbH. The photo-bio-reactor produces micro algae (Chlorella vulgaris), which is used for the production of food, cosmetic- and pharma articles and also for biofuel. The reactor is close to the show room. Therefore at events, algae based food can be prepared in the open kitchen area.

Facades made of algae: green raw material supplier

Mittelstand – Die Macher, January 2016

Algae as energy sources of the future: The EUREF-Campus in Berlin installed a bioreactor on their facade. The bioreactor will supply raw material for food, cosmetics and pharma articles. A innovative way, the micro algae convince with their numerous benefits.