EcoHab | Small Spaces, Big Ideas!


Awards & Nominations

EcoHab has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!

Local Peoples' Choice Winner

The Challenge | Small Spaces, Big Ideas!

Create crew-friendly designs for a habitat and/or its multi-use furniture, to be used for isolation studies on Earth that are researching the environmental and human dimensions of life on another planet.


Ecohab is a bio wall system that work with microalgae to generate oxigen and biomass that can be used like food, energy and other uses. Ecohab can be used like the normal walls and help with to maintaince the perfect conditions in to the space domes


We work to the challenge "small spaces big ideas".

After many conversations and looking a complete solution to the many problems that the people in the space domes can be have, we decided transform the walls of the NASA domes to bio walls.

The bio walls contains a microalgae farm inside that can transform the CO2 to oxygen for the tripulation, generate biomass that can be used like food, energy and many other uses (for example to make organic filament for 3D prints) and may work to help to regulate the environmental and psychological conditions inside of the dome.

To make the biowall farm prototype, the first day we did an algae concentration in a sugar+CO2 solution and we put a laser in the top of the bottle to help the proliferation of the microalgae.

We did a wall made by polycarbonate and added aquarium pumps inside to give the CO2 to the microalgae and help to the oxygen release.

We add lasers on the top of the frame to help the microalgae with the photosynthesis.

Finally, we added the solution of microalges inside of the biowall to generate the biomass.

At the finish of the second day, we had the double of the original microalges and a functional prototype of a biowall for the ECOHAB dome!!!


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