A biological street lamp that cleans carbon out of the air

One day, dark city streets could be illuminated with biotechnology like this glowing green lamp, which is made with fluorescent algae. The algae naturally emits a soft glow, and at the same time it draws harmful carbon out of the atmosphere. So this street light is naturally good for the environment.

It also looks beautiful. This lamp is the brainchild of biochemist Pierre Calleja, who works with a team at green tech company FermentAlg on adapting algae for industrial uses. Their goal is to make city life carbon neutral. And, if this lamp is any indication, the results will be gorgeous as well as sustainable.

Spotted on Inhabitat