The Utah Lake and surrounding region have a very unique set of challenges. As a developer who is technology agnostic, Renewable Energy Innovations offers many solutions and brings together the best technologies in a synergetic way to benefit the community and the environment in a sustainable manner.
The Utah Lake Initiative lets us look at the region as a whole, and many solutions offered can benefit each other and the environment.
As an example, if we use algae in a controlled environment to consume the phosphorus and nitrates in the wastewater and lakewater treatment, as well as the water processing for the dairy and agricultural farmers, we can clean the water and provide a commodity.
In addition, algae "breathes" CO2 and produces oxygen. The existing power plants in the region produce tons of CO2, which we can sequester and give to the algae to enhance its growth. The algae is then harvested and processed into a green fuel through a patented Exxon process which we can use in our cars
The carp that have caused so many problems in the lake, the dairy manure, food waste and even the trash we are putting into our landfills can all be converted to this same green fuel.
It is interesting, that the very same algae that has caused so many problems in the Utah lake can be used to clean the water and reduce greenhouse gases and the use of fossil fuels!
It is important to know that there is much being done to help Utah Lake. Below is a list of some of the solutions that are being offered to the region with links which provide more details. It is important to understand that not all these solutions are "sustainable" by themselves, but they can be combined with others to be so. Some of these solutions the state has already begun and others are being considered with other developers who share the same vision.