# 2016

Algae Harvester


An algae-eating drone that cleans polluted water

Algae Harvester is an algae-eating drone that cleans the water and powers itself with biofuel produced from the collected algae. The remote-controlled device functions somewhat like a vacuum, sucking up any algae directly in its path which can cause toxins, reduce nutrients and damage fish reproduction. The collected algae can then be used for biofuel production, fertilisers and health care products. Algae Harvester addresses an environmental problem by using algae biomass as a future natural resource.

Fredrik Ausinsch

  • Umeå Institute of Design

    Fredrik Ausinsch, Born in 1990 in Sweden found interest for design in early years as he always questioned things and created his own visions in his fathers garage. He later attended a one year course in industrial design at FIDU Design college which later led to a place in the bachelors programme of Lund University (The Faculty of Engineering). Fredrik dropped out after completing the first year and attended a second bachelor programme in Industrial Design at Umea Institute of design. When completing a degree in Industrial Design, Fredrik Continued his studies in Transportation Design. Fredrik has been Interning for Electrolux in Stockholm, Sweden as well as Covesto (former Bayer MaterialScience) in Köln,Germany where he developed the K2016 fair demo-car. Later he interned at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany and is currently interning at Volvo HMI in Göteborg, Sweden. His Dream is to contribute to influence the industrial and transportation industries to think in new and different ways and with human centered and sustainable solutions.more

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