Algae bioreactor will help create a closed life support system on a spacecraft.
Bioreactor with algae Chloorella Vulgaris, delivered on the ISS / © IRS Stuttgart
In addition to the extraction of oxygen, hydrogen biomass is produced, which cosmonauts could eat. Creating such food from carbon dioxide will allow people to take less food into space travel. According to researchers estimates, approximately 30 percent of the food of the astronaut can be replaced by algae due to the high content of the protein in them.