We present the Eco-Pad project as an inspirational project beyond the possibilities of modular construction that utilises the modules for the growth of algae directly above the heads of Boston residents. The Eco-Pod project was designed by the Höweler + Yoon Architecture Group that is specialised in the integration of architecture and new technologies in public spaces. This bioreactor is intended to serve as a source of biofuels and as micro-incubators for flexible research and development programmes. Microalgae are one of the most promising products for biofuels as they provide more than thirty times more energy per acre than any other crop. Unlike other crops, algae can grow in a vertical position and do not need arable land for their growth. In addition, algae are biodegradable and experts claim that they can be the only viable method for producing a sufficient amount of fuels and for replacing the current sources of diesel oil. The proposed modular bio-reactors for the growth of algae also contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions since it replaces CO2 with oxygen during photosynthesis. You can learn more about this unique project here.