A4F is

a biotechnology company with more than 15 years of

accumulated experience in microalgae R&D, and microalgae production. A4F is specialized in the design, build, operation

and

transfer of commercial-scale microalgae

production units, using different technologies that better

adapt to our Customers’ business. biotechnology microalgae Company History

| A4F

A4F is a biotechnology company with more than 15 years of accumulated experience in microalgae R&D, and microalgae production. A4F is specialized

in the design, build,

operation and transfer of commercial-scale microalgae production units, using different

technologies that better adapt to our Customers’ business. biotechnology microalgae Company
History | A4F
A4F is
a biotechnology company with more than 15 years of accumulated experience in microalgae
R&D, and microalgae production. A4F is specialized in the design,
build,

operation and transfer of commercial-scale microalgae production units, using different

technologies that better adapt to our Customers’

business.

biotechnology microalgae Company History | A4F

A4F is a biotechnology company with more than 15 years of accumulated

experience in microalgae R&D, and microalgae
production. A4F is specialized in the design, build, operation and transfer of commercial-scale
microalgae production units, using different technologies

that better

adapt to our Customers’
business. biotechnology microalgae Company History | A4F

A4F is a biotechnology

company with more than 15

years of accumulated experience in microalgae R&D, and microalgae production. A4F is specialized in the design, build, operation and transfer of commercial-scale microalgae production units, using different

technologies that better adapt to our Customers’ business. biotechnology microalgae Company History | A4F
A4F is

a biotechnology company with more than 15 years of accumulated experience in microalgae R&D, and microalgae production. A4F is specialized in the design, build,

operation

and transfer of

commercial-scale

microalgae production units, using different technologies that better adapt to our Customers’ business. biotechnology microalgae Company History | A4F

A4F is a biotechnology company with more than

15 years of accumulated experience in microalgae R&D,

and microalgae

production. A4F is

specialized in the design,

build, operation and transfer of commercial-scale
microalgae production
units, using different technologies that better adapt to

our Customers’ business. biotechnology microalgae Company History | A4F

A4F is
a biotechnology
company
with more than
15 years of accumulated experience
in microalgae R&D, and microalgae production. A4F is specialized in
the design, build, operation and transfer
of commercial-scale microalgae production units, using different technologies that better adapt to our Customers’ business. biotechnology microalgae Company History
| A4F

A4F is a biotechnology company with

more than 15

years of accumulated experience in microalgae R&D,

and

microalgae production. A4F is specialized in the design, build, operation and transfer of commercial-scale microalgae production units, using different technologies that better adapt to

our Customers’

business. biotechnology microalgae Company History |

A4F
A4F is a biotechnology company with more
than 15 years of accumulated experience in microalgae R&D, and microalgae

production. A4F

is specialized in the design,
build, operation and transfer of commercial-scale microalgae production units, using different technologies that better adapt to our Customers’ business. biotechnology microalgae Company

History | A4F

Company History

  • 1989

    • A4F management team members start research activities in microalgae biotechnology, at ESB-UCP.

  • 1997

    • A4F Founding Partners start producing and selling microalgae, in Olhão, Portugal.

  • 2006

    • The idea for establishing a technology-based company is born. A4FAlgafuel S.A., dedicated to large-scale microalgae production units, covering all aspects from photobioreactors systems, to raw materials and downstream processing, namely to produce biofuels from microalgae.

  • 2007

    • The first commercial project starts with SECIL Cement Company. Included in SECIL’s policy for actively reducing carbon footprint, A4F screened native microalgae in two locations in Portugal where SECIL has production units – Outão and Pataias.
    • BES Innovation award: A4F-Algafuel business idea, concept and plan awarded 1st prize of the 2nd Concurso Nacional de Inovação BES Innovation - Renewable Energy.

    • First funded project approval under the scope of NEOTEC – New Technological Based Companies – National Program.

  • 2008

    • A4F – Algafuel S.A. is established.

           

    • Project kick-off for GALP ENERGIA for exploring the economic viability to produce Biofuels from Microalgae.

    • Project kick-off with SECIL: microalgae biomass for flue gas treatment and CO2 sequestration. The project is the first prototype of an integrated reactor intended to provide proof of concept for the capture CO2 from a cement works, which is then used to promote the growth of algae in reactors. The unique feature of this project is that the technology can be adapted to any industry where CO2 needs to be captured. The algae are then used to produce fuel.

  • 2009

    • Installation of an R&D unit, in Pataias Cement factory - UPPM.

    • UPPM - Microalgae Production Prototype Unit: 0.15 ha / ≈20 m3.

    • European Environmental Press Silver Award Jury, 2009 (More Info).
    • QREN Project: ALGAPLEX - Mixotrophic microalgae growth (Oct 2009 – Oct 2011).

  • 2010

    • Study for Algae Innovation Centre for INCROPS, UK.
    • European Research FP7: GIAVAP - Genetic modification of marine or freshwater algae to better suit industrial applications (Nov 2010 – Nov 2013).
    • European Research FP7: AQUAFUELS - Exploitation of various algal and another suitable non-food aquatic biomasses for 2nd generation biofuels production (Jan  2010 – Jul 2011).
    • ALGAFARM construction starts - With UPPM as production trial, ALGAFARM was designed for high quality and food grade microalgae production, on an industrial scale (1 ha;  more than 1.300 m3).

  • 2011

    • Installation of A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory (LIL).

    • European Research FP7: BIOFAT - Biofuels from microalgae (Apr 2011 – Apr 2016).

  • 2012

    • Feasibility study for Beaatech, for a large-scale facility in Saudi Arabia.
    • Algafarm construction works completion - a commercial production unit of high-quality microalgae for food and feed applications (1 ha;  more than 1.300 m3). A4F starts operating the production unit and provides training to the team responsible for operating and maintaining the infrastructures.
    • European Research FP7: PHOTO.COMM - Photosynthetic communities in industrial cultivation (Oct 2012 – Oct 2016).
    • European Research FP7: ProEcoWine - Plant protection products from microalgae (Nov 2012 – Nov 2014).
    • European Research FP7: DEMA - Direct bioethanol from microalgae (Dez 2012 – Jun 2017).

  • 2013

    • A4F rebranding to A4F – Algae for Future

    • 1st LiMBAC Course, organized by A4F - Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course was created to familiarize participants with advanced concepts of microalgae cultivation processes, from lab to large-scale cultivation, and downstream processing, and to present lectures that cover the whole value chain of microalgae market.
    •  

      Establishment of Allma, Lda. (Joint venture with SECIL) - Launch of the brand Allma, for commercialization of the biomass produced at Algafarm plant. Chlorella by Allma as flagship product.

    • Installation of A4F’s Lisbon Experimental Unit.

         

    • European Research FP7: PUFAChain - Developing a pipeline of PUFA-derived products from several species of microalgae (Nov 2013 – Nov 2017).
    • European Research FP7: D-Factory - Cultivation and biorefinery for Dunaliella (Dec 2013 – Dec 2017).
    • QREN Project: INOVLAB - Optimization of applied analytical methods to microalgae culture routines and processing (Oct 2013 – Oct 2014).

  • 2014

    • ALGAFARM full scale-up and operation.

        

    • Construction of BIOFAT Cascade Raceway: 0.5 ha.

    • GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID - Isolate, cultivate, and characterize the pathogens of the green microalgae Haematococus and Chlorella (Mar 2014 – Mar 2015).
    • EABA - Vítor Verdelho, A4F’s CDO,  elected President of European Algae Biomass Association (EABA). Link

  • 2015

    • European Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF - The Algal Microbiome Friends and Foes (Jan 2015 – Jan 2019).
    • Project kick-off with MASCIR Foundation: 2000 m2 and 6 m3, in Morocco.

      Design of a pilot scale unit for the production of microalgae, with open and closed systems, to be installed in Morocco.

    • ALGAFARM project conclusion and transfer to SECILProduction unit and commercial brand transferred to the customer.
    • European Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL - Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon energy system (May 2015 – May 2019).

  • 2016

    • Partnership with Cambridge University – Algae Innovation Centre - Close collaboration to develop R&D projects, experiments and joint workshops, towards the common goal of developing and disseminating basic and applied knowledge in microalgae production on a pilot scale.
    • Partnership with LusoAmoreiras and Solvay Group.

      A4F invited LusoAmoreiras and Solvay Group for the joint development of the largest microalgae park in Europe. The ALGATEC Eco Business Park takes advantage of an excellent geographical location in Europe, as well as the availability of raw materials, to welcome microalgae projects, promoting the innovation and the sustainable economic development, based on synergies between the promoters and the industrial surroundings.

    • Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that decides to invest in BIOFAT.PT project. The BIOFAT.PT project, through a microalgae biorefinery approach, aims to produce microalgae for biofuels and added value products.

    • Project kick-off with Qatar University

      Design and manufacture of a pilot Cascade Raceway to install in Qatar University.

    • 2nd LiMBAC Course, organized by A4F - Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course.
    • EABA - Vítor Verdelho, A4F’s CDO, re-elected President of European Algae Biomass Association (EABA). Link

  • 2017

    • European Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS - Algae for a biomass applied to the production of added value compounds (Mar 2017 – Mar 2021).
    • Nordic Centre of Excellence R&D Project NordAqua - NordAqua combines research and industrial partners from Nordic countries to achieve competitive blue economy solutions. NordAqua focus is to improve the industrial applications for algae and microalgae in Nordic countries.
    • Signature of agreement as industrial microalgae production technology and expertise partner in ALGATEC – Eco Business Park - ALGATEC is an Eco Business Park designed to welcome entrepreneurial companies and projects in the algae and microalgae sector. A4F’s role is in charge of the technology supply, scientific support, and managing the site.
    • Signature of agreement between Águas do Tejo Atlântico (AdTA) and A4F.

      A4F signed a collaboration agreement with Águas do Tejo Atlântico (from Águas de Portugal Group), a reference company within the water sector in Portugal, for the development of innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment with microalgae and energy production.

    • Project kick-off with ALGAE TAGUS: 1000 m2 area, in Portugal (ALGATEC - Eco Business Park).

      Private investor in a micro-farming unit design, built and operated by A4F, for multi-species microalgae production.

    • Portugal 2020 Technological Research and Development Incentive System (SI I&DT): ARA.FARM - demonstration project for the industrial production of Arachidonic acid from microalgae.

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Company History 1989 1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

1989

management team members

start research activities microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding Partners start producing selling

microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006 idea establishing technology based company

born Algafuel

dedicated large
scale microalgae
production

units covering

aspects from
photobioreactors systems

materials downstream processing namely

produce

biofuels from microalgae

2007 first commercial project starts with SECIL  Cement Company

Included SECIL ’s policy actively reducing carbon footprint screened native microalgae locations Portugal where SECIL  production units Outão

Pataias Innovation

award Algafuel business idea concept plan awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação

Innovation Renewable Energy
First funded project approval under scope
NEOTEC

Technological Based Companies

National

Program 2008 Algafuel

established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability produce Biofuels

from Microalgae Project kick with SECIL microalgae biomass
flue

treatment  sequestration project

first prototype integrated reactor intended

provide

proof concept capture from cement works which

then used promote growth algae reactors unique feature this project that technology

adapted industry where needs captured algae then used produce

fuel 2009 Installation unit Pataias Cement

factory UPPM UPPM Microalgae Production Prototype Unit ≈20 European

Environmental Press Silver Award Jury 2009
More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae growth 2009 2011 2010 Study Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification
marine freshwater algae better

suit industrial applications 2010 2013 European Research FP7: AQUAFUELS

Exploitation various algal another suitable
food aquatic biomasses generation biofuels production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts
With
UPPM production trial ALGAFARM designed high quality food grade microalgae production industrial scale ha;  more than 2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European
Research FP7:

BIOFAT Biofuels

from microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech large scale facility Saudi Arabia Algafarm

construction works

completion a commercial production unit high quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7: PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine

Plant protection products from microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct bioethanol from microalgae 2012 2017 2013 rebranding Algae Future LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course created familiarize participants with advanced concepts

microalgae cultivation

processes from large scale cultivation downstream processing present lectures that cover whole value chain microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture
with

SECIL Launch brand Allma

commercialization

biomass produced Algafarm plant Chlorella Allma flagship product Installation A4F’s Lisbon

Experimental Unit European Research FP7: PUFAChain Developing pipeline PUFA derived products from several species microalgae 2013 2017 European Research
FP7:

Factory Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013 2017 QREN Project: INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical methods microalgae culture routines processing 2013 2014 2014 ALGAFARM full

scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens green microalgae

Haematococus Chlorella

2014 2015 EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s CDO   elected President European Algae
Biomass Association EABA Link 2015 European
Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF
Algal Microbiome Friends Foes 2015 2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco Design pilot
scale unit production microalgae with open closed systems installed Morocco ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL Production unit commercial
brand transferred customer European Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential SMEs carbon energy

system 2015 2019 2016 Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop projects experiments joint workshops

towards common goal developing disseminating basic

applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group

joint
development largest microalgae park Europe ALGATEC Business Park takes advantage excellent geographical location Europe well availability materials welcome microalgae projects promoting innovation

sustainable economic development based synergies

between promoters industrial surroundings Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that decides
invest BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through
microalgae biorefinery approach aims produce microalgae biofuels added value products Project kick with

Qatar University Design manufacture pilot

Cascade Raceway install Qatar University LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s elected President European

Algae Biomass Association EABA
Link 2017

European Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS Algae

biomass
applied production added
value compounds 2017

2021 Nordic Centre Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research industrial partners from Nordic countries achieve competitive blue economy solutions NordAqua focus

improve

industrial applications algae microalgae Nordic

countries
Signature agreement industrial microalgae production
technology

expertise partner

ALGATEC

Business Park ALGATEC Business Park designed

welcome entrepreneurial companies projects algae microalgae
sector A4F’s role charge technology supply

scientific support managing site Signature agreement between Águas Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed collaboration agreement

with Águas

Tejo Atlântico from Águas Portugal Group reference company within water sector Portugal development innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment with microalgae energy production Project kick with ALGAE TAGUS

1000 area Portugal ALGATEC Business

Park Private

investor micro farming unit design built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy Terms biotechnology company with more than years accumulated experience microalgae microalgae production specialized design build

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Company History 1989

1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

2013 2014

2015 2016 2017 1989 management team members start research activities microalgae biotechnology
1997 Founding Partners start producing selling microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006
idea
establishing technology based company born Algafuel
dedicated large

scale microalgae production units covering aspects from photobioreactors systems materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from microalgae 2007

first commercial project

starts with SECIL  Cement Company Included SECIL ’s policy actively reducing

carbon

footprint screened native microalgae locations

Portugal where SECIL  production units Outão Pataias Innovation

award Algafuel business idea concept plan awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação Innovation Renewable Energy First funded project approval under scope NEOTEC Technological Based Companies National Program 2008 Algafuel established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability produce Biofuels from Microalgae Project kick with SECIL microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration project first

prototype integrated reactor intended provide proof

concept capture

from cement works which then used promote growth algae reactors unique feature this project

that technology adapted industry where needs captured algae
then used produce fuel
2009 Installation
unit

Pataias Cement factory UPPM UPPM Microalgae Production

Prototype
Unit ≈20 European Environmental Press Silver Award Jury 2009 More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae

growth 2009 2011 2010

Study
Algae Innovation

Centre INCROPS European Research

FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification marine

freshwater algae better

suit industrial applications

2010 2013 European Research FP7: AQUAFUELS Exploitation various algal another suitable food

aquatic biomasses generation biofuels production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM

construction

starts With UPPM production trial ALGAFARM designed high quality food grade microalgae production

industrial
scale ha;  more than 2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European Research FP7: BIOFAT Biofuels from microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech
large scale facility Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction works completion a commercial production unit high quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7:
PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine Plant protection products
from microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct
bioethanol from microalgae

2012 2017 2013 rebranding Algae Future LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course created familiarize participants with advanced concepts microalgae cultivation processes from large

scale cultivation

downstream processing present lectures

that cover whole value chain microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture with SECIL Launch brand Allma commercialization biomass produced Algafarm plant Chlorella Allma flagship

product Installation A4F’s Lisbon Experimental

Unit European

Research FP7: PUFAChain Developing pipeline PUFA derived products from several species microalgae 2013 2017 European Research FP7: Factory

Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013

2017 QREN Project:

INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical
methods microalgae

culture routines processing

2013
2014 2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade
Raceway
GENOMIA FUND:
AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens green microalgae Haematococus Chlorella 2014 2015 EABA Vítor

Verdelho A4F’s

CDO  

elected President European Algae Biomass Association

EABA Link

2015 European Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF Algal Microbiome Friends Foes 2015 2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and

Morocco Design pilot scale unit production
microalgae with open

closed systems

installed Morocco ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL Production unit commercial brand transferred customer European Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential SMEs carbon energy system

2015 2019 2016 Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop projects experiments joint workshops towards common goal developing disseminating basic applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae
park

Europe ALGATEC Business Park takes

advantage excellent geographical

location Europe well availability materials welcome microalgae projects promoting innovation sustainable economic development based synergies between promoters industrial surroundings Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that decides invest BIOFAT

project

BIOFAT  project through microalgae

biorefinery approach aims produce microalgae biofuels added value products Project kick with

Qatar University
Design manufacture pilot Cascade Raceway install Qatar University LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link
2017 European Research

HORIZON 2020: ABACUS

Algae biomass applied production
added value compounds 2017 2021 Nordic Centre
Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research
industrial

partners from Nordic countries achieve competitive blue

economy solutions
NordAqua focus improve industrial applications algae microalgae Nordic countries Signature agreement industrial microalgae production
technology expertise partner ALGATEC Business Park ALGATEC Business Park designed welcome entrepreneurial companies projects algae microalgae sector A4F’s role charge technology supply scientific support managing site Signature agreement
between Águas

Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed collaboration agreement with Águas Tejo

Atlântico from
Águas Portugal Group reference company within water sector Portugal development innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment with microalgae energy production Project kick with ALGAE TAGUS 1000
area
Portugal ALGATEC Business Park Private investor micro farming
unit design built operated multi species

microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial production

Arachidonic acid

from microalgae Algae future

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Company History Resources Culture collection Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy services
Technical services
Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights Reserved Powered BYDAS About What
Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects
Projects News Contacts

Company History 1989 1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

2014

2015 2016 2017

1989 management team members start research
activities microalgae

biotechnology 1997 Founding Partners start producing selling microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006 idea establishing technology based company born Algafuel

dedicated large scale microalgae production units covering aspects

from photobioreactors

systems materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from microalgae 2007

first commercial project starts

with SECIL  Cement Company

Included SECIL ’s policy actively reducing carbon footprint screened native microalgae

locations Portugal where SECIL  production

units Outão

Pataias Innovation award Algafuel business idea concept plan awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação Innovation

Renewable Energy First funded project approval under scope NEOTEC Technological Based Companies National Program 2008 Algafuel established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring

economic viability
produce Biofuels from Microalgae Project kick with SECIL microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration project first prototype integrated reactor intended provide proof concept capture

from cement

works
which then
used

promote growth algae reactors unique feature this project that technology adapted industry where needs captured algae

then used produce

fuel 2009

Installation
unit Pataias Cement factory
UPPM UPPM Microalgae

Production Prototype Unit ≈20 European Environmental Press

Silver Award Jury 2009 More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae growth 2009 2011 2010
Study

Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification marine freshwater algae better suit industrial applications 2010 2013

European Research

FP7: AQUAFUELS Exploitation various algal another

suitable food aquatic

biomasses generation biofuels production

Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production trial ALGAFARM designed high quality food

grade microalgae production industrial scale ha;  more than
2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European Research FP7: BIOFAT Biofuels from microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech large scale facility Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction works completion a commercial production unit
high quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating

production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7: PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine Plant protection products from microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct bioethanol from microalgae 2012 2017 2013

rebranding Algae Future LiMBAC Course

organized Lisbon Microalgae

Biotechnology Advanced Course created familiarize participants with advanced concepts microalgae cultivation processes from large

scale cultivation downstream processing

present lectures that cover whole value chain microalgae

market Establishment Allma Joint venture with SECIL Launch brand Allma commercialization biomass produced Algafarm plant Chlorella Allma

flagship product Installation A4F’s Lisbon
Experimental Unit European Research FP7: PUFAChain Developing pipeline PUFA derived products from several species microalgae
2013 2017 European Research FP7: Factory
Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013
2017 QREN Project: INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical methods microalgae culture routines
processing 2013 2014 2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens green microalgae Haematococus Chlorella 2014 2015 EABA Vítor Verdelho

A4F’s CDO   elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link 2015 European Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF Algal Microbiome Friends Foes 2015 2019 Project kick

with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco

Design pilot
scale unit production microalgae with open closed systems installed Morocco ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL Production

unit commercial brand transferred customer European

Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential

SMEs carbon energy system 2015 2019 2016 Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop

projects experiments joint workshops towards common goal developing disseminating basic applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with

LusoAmoreiras Solvay

Group invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae park
Europe ALGATEC Business Park takes advantage
excellent geographical location
Europe well

availability materials welcome

microalgae projects promoting innovation sustainable economic development based synergies between promoters industrial surroundings Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that decides invest BIOFAT

project

BIOFAT  project through

microalgae biorefinery approach aims produce
microalgae biofuels added value products Project kick with Qatar University Design manufacture

pilot Cascade Raceway install Qatar University LiMBAC Course

organized

Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA

Vítor Verdelho A4F’s
elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link 2017 European
Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS Algae biomass applied production

added value compounds 2017 2021 Nordic Centre

Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua

combines research industrial

partners from

Nordic countries achieve competitive

blue
economy solutions NordAqua focus improve industrial applications algae microalgae Nordic countries

Signature agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise partner ALGATEC Business Park ALGATEC Business Park designed welcome entrepreneurial companies projects algae microalgae sector A4F’s role charge technology supply scientific support managing site Signature agreement between Águas Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed collaboration agreement with Águas Tejo

Atlântico
from Águas Portugal Group reference company

within water

sector Portugal development innovative projects that integrate wastewater

treatment with microalgae energy production Project kick

with ALGAE TAGUS

1000 area

Portugal ALGATEC Business Park Private investor micro farming unit design built operated multi

species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research

Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy Terms biotechnology company with more than years accumulated experience microalgae

microalgae production

specialized design build operation
transfer

commercial scale microalgae production

units using
different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Company History

About What Company History Resources

Culture collection Industrial production Approach Microalgae
track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future

Rights Reserved Powered BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection

Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services
Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts Company History 1989 1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014

2015 2016 2017 1989 management team members

start research activities microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding Partners start producing selling microalgae Olhão

Portugal 2006 idea establishing
technology based
company born Algafuel dedicated large scale microalgae production units covering aspects from
photobioreactors systems

materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from microalgae 2007 first

commercial project starts with SECIL  Cement Company Included SECIL ’s policy

actively

reducing carbon footprint screened

native microalgae

locations Portugal

where SECIL  production units Outão Pataias Innovation award Algafuel business idea concept plan awarded prize Concurso

Nacional Inovação Innovation Renewable Energy First funded project approval under scope NEOTEC Technological
Based Companies National

Program 2008 Algafuel established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability produce Biofuels from Microalgae Project kick

with SECIL microalgae biomass

flue treatment  sequestration project first prototype integrated reactor intended provide proof

concept

capture from cement works which then used promote growth algae reactors unique feature this project

that technology adapted industry where needs captured algae then used

produce fuel 2009

Installation unit Pataias Cement factory UPPM UPPM Microalgae

Production

Prototype Unit ≈20 European Environmental Press Silver

Award Jury 2009
More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae growth 2009 2011 2010 Study Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification
marine freshwater

algae better suit industrial applications 2010 2013 European Research FP7: AQUAFUELS

Exploitation various algal another suitable food
aquatic biomasses generation biofuels production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production
trial ALGAFARM designed

high quality food

grade

microalgae production industrial scale ha; 

more than 2011

Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European Research

FP7: BIOFAT Biofuels from

microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech large scale facility Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction works

completion a commercial production unit high quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit provides

training team
responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research

FP7: PHOTO

COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial
cultivation
2012 2016
European Research FP7: ProEcoWine Plant protection products from microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct bioethanol from
microalgae

2012 2017 2013

rebranding Algae Future LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon
Microalgae Biotechnology

Advanced Course created familiarize participants

with advanced concepts microalgae cultivation processes from large scale cultivation downstream processing present lectures that cover whole value chain microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture with SECIL Launch brand Allma commercialization

biomass produced

Algafarm plant

Chlorella Allma flagship

product

Installation A4F’s Lisbon Experimental Unit European Research

FP7: PUFAChain Developing pipeline

PUFA derived products from several species microalgae 2013 2017 European Research FP7: Factory Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013 2017 QREN Project: INOVLAB Optimization applied

analytical

methods microalgae culture routines processing

2013 2014
2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens
green

microalgae Haematococus

Chlorella 2014

2015 EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s

CDO   elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link 2015 European Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF Algal Microbiome Friends Foes 2015 2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco Design pilot scale unit production microalgae with open

closed systems installed Morocco

ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL

Production unit commercial

brand transferred customer European Research HORIZON

2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential SMEs

carbon
energy system 2015 2019
2016

Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close

collaboration develop projects experiments joint workshops towards common goal
developing

disseminating basic applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group

invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae park Europe ALGATEC Business Park takes advantage excellent

geographical location Europe well availability materials welcome microalgae

projects promoting innovation sustainable

economic development based synergies between promoters industrial surroundings Commercial

projects

with LusoAmoreiras that decides invest

BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through microalgae biorefinery approach aims produce microalgae biofuels added value products

Project kick with Qatar

University Design manufacture pilot Cascade Raceway install Qatar University LiMBAC Course organized

Lisbon
Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s elected
President

European Algae Biomass

Association EABA Link
2017

European Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS Algae biomass applied production added value

compounds 2017 2021

Nordic Centre Excellence
Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research industrial partners from Nordic countries achieve competitive blue economy solutions NordAqua focus improve industrial applications algae microalgae Nordic countries Signature

agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise partner ALGATEC Business Park ALGATEC Business Park

designed
welcome entrepreneurial companies projects
algae microalgae sector A4F’s role charge technology supply scientific support managing site Signature agreement between Águas Tejo
Atlântico AdTA

signed collaboration agreement with

Águas Tejo Atlântico

from

Águas Portugal Group reference company within water

sector Portugal development innovative projects that integrate

wastewater treatment with microalgae energy production Project kick with ALGAE TAGUS 1000 area Portugal ALGATEC Business Park Private investor

micro farming unit design built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future

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with more
than years accumulated
experience microalgae microalgae
production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Company
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About

What Company History Resources Culture collection Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights Reserved Powered BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects

Projects Projects News

Contacts Company History

1989
1997 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 1989 management team members start research activities microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding Partners
start

producing selling microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006

idea

establishing technology

based company born Algafuel dedicated large scale microalgae production units

covering aspects from photobioreactors systems materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from microalgae 2007
first commercial

project starts

with

SECIL  Cement Company Included SECIL ’s

policy actively reducing carbon footprint screened

native microalgae locations

Portugal where SECIL  production units Outão Pataias Innovation award Algafuel

business

idea concept plan awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação Innovation Renewable Energy First

funded project approval under

scope NEOTEC Technological Based Companies National Program 2008 Algafuel established

Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability produce Biofuels from
Microalgae Project kick with SECIL microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration
project first prototype integrated reactor intended

provide proof

concept capture from cement works which then used promote growth

algae reactors unique feature
this project

that technology adapted

industry where needs captured

algae

then used produce fuel 2009 Installation unit Pataias Cement factory

UPPM UPPM

Microalgae Production

Prototype Unit ≈20

European Environmental Press Silver Award Jury 2009 More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae

growth
2009 2011 2010 Study Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification marine freshwater algae better suit industrial applications 2010 2013
European Research FP7: AQUAFUELS Exploitation various algal another
suitable food aquatic biomasses generation biofuels production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production trial ALGAFARM

designed high quality food grade microalgae production

industrial
scale ha; 
more than

2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European Research FP7: BIOFAT Biofuels from microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech large scale facility Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction works completion a commercial production unit high quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7: PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine

Plant

protection products from

microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct bioethanol from microalgae 2012 2017 2013 rebranding
Algae Future
LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course created familiarize participants with advanced concepts
microalgae

cultivation processes from

large scale cultivation downstream processing present lectures that cover whole value chain microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture with SECIL Launch brand Allma commercialization biomass produced Algafarm plant

Chlorella Allma flagship product Installation A4F’s Lisbon Experimental Unit European

Research
FP7: PUFAChain Developing pipeline PUFA derived products from several species microalgae 2013 2017 European Research FP7: Factory Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013
2017

QREN Project:

INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical methods microalgae culture routines processing 2013 2014 2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction
BIOFAT Cascade Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens green microalgae Haematococus Chlorella 2014 2015

EABA Vítor

Verdelho A4F’s CDO   elected President European

Algae Biomass Association EABA Link

2015 European

Research HORIZON

2020: ALFF Algal Microbiome Friends Foes 2015 2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco Design pilot scale unit production microalgae with open closed systems installed Morocco ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL Production unit commercial
brand transferred customer
European Research HORIZON 2020:
PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation
potential SMEs carbon energy system
2015
2019 2016 Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop projects
experiments

joint workshops towards common goal developing disseminating basic applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale

Partnership with

LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae park Europe

ALGATEC Business Park takes advantage excellent geographical location Europe well availability materials welcome

microalgae projects

promoting innovation

sustainable economic development based synergies between promoters industrial
surroundings

Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that decides invest BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through microalgae biorefinery

approach aims
produce microalgae biofuels added value products Project kick with
Qatar

University Design manufacture pilot

Cascade Raceway

install Qatar University LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor

Verdelho

A4F’s elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link 2017 European Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS Algae biomass applied

production added value

compounds 2017 2021 Nordic Centre Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research industrial partners from Nordic

countries

achieve competitive blue economy solutions NordAqua focus improve

industrial applications algae microalgae Nordic countries Signature agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise partner

ALGATEC Business

Park ALGATEC Business Park designed welcome entrepreneurial companies projects algae microalgae sector A4F’s role
charge technology supply scientific
support managing site Signature agreement between Águas
Tejo Atlântico
AdTA signed collaboration agreement with Águas Tejo Atlântico from Águas Portugal Group reference company
within water sector Portugal

development innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment with microalgae energy production Project kick with ALGAE TAGUS 1000 area Portugal ALGATEC Business Park Private investor

micro

farming unit design

built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT
FARM demonstration project
industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy Terms biotechnology company with more than years accumulated experience microalgae microalgae production specialized design build operation
transfer
commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that
better adapt
Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Company History

About What

Company History Resources Culture collection Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights Reserved Powered BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological

Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy

Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts Company History 1989 1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2011

2012 2013

2014 2015 2016 2017 1989
management team members start research activities microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding

Partners start producing selling microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006

idea
establishing technology based company born
Algafuel dedicated large scale microalgae production units
covering aspects from photobioreactors
systems materials downstream processing
namely produce
biofuels from microalgae 2007
first commercial project starts

with SECIL  Cement Company Included SECIL ’s policy actively reducing carbon footprint screened

native microalgae

locations Portugal where SECIL  production units Outão Pataias

Innovation award Algafuel business idea concept plan awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação Innovation Renewable Energy First funded project approval under scope

NEOTEC Technological Based Companies

National Program 2008 Algafuel established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability

produce Biofuels from Microalgae Project

kick with SECIL

microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration project first prototype integrated reactor

intended provide

proof concept capture from cement works which then used promote growth algae reactors unique feature this project that technology adapted industry where needs captured

algae then used produce fuel 2009 Installation unit Pataias Cement factory UPPM
UPPM Microalgae Production

Prototype Unit ≈20 European Environmental Press Silver Award Jury

2009 More Info QREN Project:

ALGAPLEX

Mixotrophic microalgae growth 2009 2011 2010 Study Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification marine freshwater

algae
better suit industrial applications 2010 2013 European Research FP7: AQUAFUELS Exploitation various algal another suitable food aquatic biomasses generation biofuels production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production trial ALGAFARM designed high quality food grade microalgae production industrial
scale

ha;  more than 2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European Research FP7: BIOFAT

Biofuels from

microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech

large scale facility

Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction works completion a commercial production unit

high quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit

provides

training team responsible operating

maintaining infrastructures

European Research FP7: PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research

FP7:

ProEcoWine Plant protection products from microalgae

2012 2014
European Research
FP7: DEMA

Direct bioethanol from

microalgae 2012 2017 2013
rebranding Algae Future

LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course created familiarize participants with advanced concepts microalgae

cultivation processes from large

scale cultivation downstream processing present lectures that cover whole value chain microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture with SECIL

Launch

brand Allma commercialization biomass produced Algafarm plant Chlorella Allma flagship product Installation A4F’s Lisbon Experimental Unit European Research FP7: PUFAChain

Developing pipeline PUFA derived
products from several species microalgae 2013 2017
European

Research FP7:

Factory Cultivation

biorefinery Dunaliella 2013 2017 QREN Project: INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical methods microalgae culture routines processing 2013 2014 2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID
Isolate cultivate characterize

pathogens green microalgae Haematococus Chlorella 2014 2015 EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s CDO   elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link

2015 European Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF

Algal Microbiome Friends Foes 2015 2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco Design pilot scale
unit production

microalgae with open closed

systems installed Morocco

ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL Production unit

commercial
brand transferred customer European Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential

SMEs carbon energy system 2015 2019 2016 Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop projects experiments joint workshops

towards

common goal developing disseminating basic applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with LusoAmoreiras

Solvay Group
invited LusoAmoreiras
Solvay Group joint development largest

microalgae park Europe ALGATEC Business Park takes

advantage excellent

geographical

location Europe well availability materials welcome microalgae projects promoting

innovation sustainable economic development based synergies between promoters industrial surroundings

Commercial projects with

LusoAmoreiras that decides invest

BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through microalgae biorefinery approach aims produce microalgae biofuels added value products Project kick with Qatar University Design manufacture pilot Cascade Raceway install Qatar University

LiMBAC

Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link 2017 European Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS Algae biomass applied

production added value compounds
2017 2021 Nordic

Centre Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research industrial partners from Nordic countries achieve competitive blue economy solutions NordAqua focus improve industrial applications algae microalgae Nordic countries Signature agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise partner ALGATEC Business Park

ALGATEC

Business Park designed welcome entrepreneurial

companies

projects algae microalgae sector A4F’s role charge technology

supply scientific support managing site

Signature

agreement between Águas Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed collaboration agreement with Águas Tejo Atlântico from Águas Portugal Group reference company within water sector Portugal development innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment

with
microalgae energy production Project kick with ALGAE TAGUS 1000 area Portugal ALGATEC Business Park
Private investor micro
farming unit design built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy
Terms biotechnology company with more than years accumulated experience microalgae microalgae production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that better
adapt Customers’
business biotechnology microalgae Company History

About What Company

History Resources

Culture collection Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record

Technological
Platforms Services Consultancy services
Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights Reserved Powered BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological
Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy

Services Technical

Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts

Company
History 1989 1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

1989 management team members start research activities microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding Partners start producing selling microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006 idea establishing technology based company born Algafuel dedicated large scale microalgae production units covering

aspects from photobioreactors systems materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from
microalgae
2007 first commercial project starts with SECIL  Cement Company
Included SECIL ’s

policy actively reducing carbon footprint

screened native microalgae locations Portugal where SECIL  production

units Outão Pataias Innovation award Algafuel business

idea

concept plan awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação Innovation

Renewable Energy First funded
project approval under scope NEOTEC Technological Based Companies National Program 2008 Algafuel established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability produce Biofuels from Microalgae Project

kick with SECIL microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration project

first prototype

integrated reactor intended provide proof concept capture from cement works

which then
used promote growth algae reactors
unique feature

this project that technology

adapted industry where needs captured algae then used produce fuel

2009 Installation unit
Pataias Cement factory UPPM UPPM
Microalgae Production Prototype
Unit ≈20 European Environmental Press
Silver Award Jury
2009 More

Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae growth 2009 2011 2010 Study Algae

Innovation

Centre INCROPS European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification marine freshwater

algae better

suit industrial applications 2010 2013 European Research FP7: AQUAFUELS

Exploitation various

algal

another suitable food aquatic biomasses generation biofuels

production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production trial

ALGAFARM designed high quality food grade microalgae production industrial
scale ha; 
more than 2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European
Research FP7:
BIOFAT Biofuels from microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech
large
scale facility Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction works completion a commercial production unit high quality
microalgae

food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7: PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial

cultivation 2012

2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine Plant protection products from microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct bioethanol from microalgae 2012

2017 2013 rebranding Algae Future LiMBAC

Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course created familiarize participants with advanced concepts microalgae cultivation processes from large scale cultivation downstream processing present lectures that cover whole value chain microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture with

SECIL Launch brand

Allma commercialization biomass produced Algafarm plant Chlorella Allma flagship product Installation A4F’s Lisbon Experimental Unit European Research FP7:

PUFAChain Developing
pipeline PUFA derived products from
several species microalgae 2013 2017 European Research FP7:
Factory

Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013 2017 QREN Project: INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical methods

microalgae

culture routines processing

2013 2014 2014

ALGAFARM full scale operation

   Construction BIOFAT Cascade Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens green microalgae Haematococus Chlorella

2014 2015

EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s CDO   elected President European Algae Biomass Association

EABA Link 2015 European Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF

Algal

Microbiome Friends Foes

2015

2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco Design pilot scale unit production microalgae with open closed

systems

installed Morocco ALGAFARM project

conclusion transfer SECIL
Production unit commercial
brand transferred

customer European Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential SMEs carbon energy system 2015 2019 2016 Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop projects experiments joint workshops

towards common goal developing

disseminating basic

applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae

park Europe ALGATEC Business Park takes advantage

excellent geographical

location Europe well availability materials welcome microalgae projects promoting innovation

sustainable

economic development based synergies between promoters industrial surroundings Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that

decides invest

BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through microalgae biorefinery approach aims produce microalgae biofuels added value products Project kick with Qatar University

Design manufacture pilot Cascade Raceway install
Qatar
University LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon
Microalgae
Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor
Verdelho A4F’s elected President European
Algae Biomass Association EABA

Link 2017 European Research HORIZON 2020:

ABACUS

Algae biomass applied

production added value compounds 2017
2021 Nordic Centre

Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research industrial partners from Nordic countries

achieve competitive blue economy solutions NordAqua focus improve industrial applications algae microalgae Nordic countries Signature agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise partner

ALGATEC Business Park ALGATEC Business Park designed welcome entrepreneurial companies

projects algae microalgae sector A4F’s role charge technology

supply scientific support
managing site Signature agreement

between Águas Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed collaboration agreement with Águas Tejo Atlântico from Águas Portugal

Group reference company within water
sector

Portugal development innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment with microalgae energy production Project

kick with
ALGAE TAGUS 1000 area Portugal ALGATEC Business Park Private investor micro farming unit design built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial
production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future

Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy Terms biotechnology company with more than years accumulated experience microalgae microalgae production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production

units using different

technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Company History

About What Company

History Resources Culture

collection Industrial production Approach
Microalgae track
record Technological Platforms Services
Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights Reserved Powered

BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms

Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical

Services Training

Projects Projects Projects

News

Contacts Company History 1989 1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

2013
2014 2015
2016 2017 1989 management
team members start research activities microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding Partners start producing selling microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006 idea establishing technology

based company born Algafuel dedicated large scale microalgae production units covering aspects from photobioreactors systems materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from microalgae 2007 first commercial project

starts with SECIL  Cement Company Included SECIL ’s policy actively reducing carbon footprint screened native microalgae locations Portugal where SECIL  production units Outão Pataias Innovation award Algafuel business idea concept plan awarded prize
Concurso Nacional

Inovação Innovation Renewable Energy

First
funded project approval under scope NEOTEC
Technological
Based Companies National Program 2008 Algafuel established Project
kick GALP ENERGIA exploring
economic viability produce Biofuels from Microalgae Project kick

with SECIL microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration project first prototype integrated reactor intended provide

proof concept capture from

cement works which then used promote growth algae reactors unique feature

this

project that technology adapted industry where

needs captured algae then

used produce fuel 2009 Installation unit Pataias Cement factory UPPM UPPM Microalgae

Production Prototype Unit ≈20 European Environmental Press Silver
Award Jury 2009

More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae growth 2009 2011 2010 Study Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS European Research FP7:

GIAVAP Genetic modification marine freshwater algae better suit industrial applications

2010 2013 European Research FP7:
AQUAFUELS
Exploitation various algal another
suitable food aquatic biomasses generation biofuels production Jan  2010

2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production

trial ALGAFARM designed
high quality food grade microalgae production industrial

scale ha;  more than 2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European Research FP7: BIOFAT Biofuels

from microalgae

2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech large scale facility

Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction

works completion a commercial production unit

high
quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than

starts operating production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7: PHOTO

COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine Plant protection products from microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct bioethanol from microalgae 2012 2017 2013 rebranding Algae Future LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course created familiarize

participants with advanced concepts microalgae cultivation processes from large scale cultivation downstream processing present lectures that cover
whole

value chain microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture with SECIL Launch brand Allma commercialization biomass produced Algafarm plant Chlorella Allma flagship product Installation A4F’s Lisbon Experimental

Unit European
Research FP7: PUFAChain Developing pipeline PUFA derived products from several species microalgae 2013 2017 European Research FP7: Factory
Cultivation

biorefinery Dunaliella 2013 2017 QREN Project:

INOVLAB Optimization

applied analytical methods microalgae culture routines processing 2013 2014 2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens green microalgae Haematococus Chlorella 2014 2015 EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s CDO   elected President

European Algae

Biomass Association EABA Link 2015 European Research HORIZON 2020: ALFF Algal Microbiome Friends

Foes

2015 2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation

2000  and

Morocco Design pilot scale unit

production microalgae with open closed systems installed Morocco ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer
SECIL Production unit

commercial brand transferred customer

European Research HORIZON
2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating
innovation potential
SMEs carbon energy system 2015 2019 2016 Partnership with
Cambridge University Algae

Innovation Centre

Close collaboration

develop projects experiments joint workshops towards common goal developing disseminating basic applied knowledge microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with

LusoAmoreiras Solvay

Group

invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae park Europe ALGATEC Business Park takes advantage excellent geographical

location Europe well availability materials welcome microalgae projects promoting innovation sustainable economic development based synergies between promoters industrial surroundings
Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that decides

invest BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through microalgae biorefinery approach aims produce microalgae biofuels added value products Project kick with

Qatar University Design

manufacture pilot Cascade Raceway install Qatar University LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae

Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s elected President European
Algae Biomass
Association EABA Link 2017 European Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS Algae biomass applied production added value compounds
2017 2021 Nordic
Centre Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research industrial partners
from
Nordic countries achieve competitive

blue economy solutions NordAqua focus improve industrial applications

algae microalgae Nordic countries Signature agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise partner ALGATEC Business

Park ALGATEC Business Park designed welcome entrepreneurial

companies projects
algae

microalgae sector A4F’s role charge technology supply scientific

support

managing site Signature agreement between Águas Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed

collaboration agreement
with Águas
Tejo Atlântico from Águas
Portugal Group reference company within water sector Portugal development innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment
with microalgae energy production Project kick with ALGAE TAGUS 1000 area Portugal ALGATEC Business
Park Private

investor micro

farming unit design
built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae
Algae
future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy Terms
biotechnology company with
more than years accumulated experience microalgae microalgae production
specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that
better
adapt Customers’
business biotechnology

microalgae Company

History

About What Company History Resources

Culture collection

Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy
services Technical

services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights Reserved Powered BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track

Record Services

Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts Company History 1989

1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

2013 2014 2015

2016

2017 1989 management team members start research activities

microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding

Partners start producing selling microalgae Olhão Portugal 2006

idea establishing

technology based company born Algafuel dedicated large scale microalgae production units

covering

aspects from photobioreactors systems materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from microalgae 2007 first commercial

project starts with SECIL  Cement Company Included SECIL ’s policy actively reducing carbon footprint

screened native

microalgae locations
Portugal where SECIL  production units Outão Pataias
Innovation award Algafuel business
idea concept
plan
awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação Innovation Renewable Energy First funded project approval

under scope NEOTEC Technological Based Companies

National Program

2008 Algafuel established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability produce Biofuels

from
Microalgae Project kick with SECIL microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration project first
prototype
integrated reactor intended provide
proof concept capture from cement works
which then used promote growth algae reactors unique feature this project that technology adapted industry
where needs captured algae then

used produce fuel 2009 Installation unit Pataias Cement factory UPPM UPPM Microalgae Production Prototype Unit

≈20 European Environmental Press Silver Award Jury 2009 More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae growth 2009 2011 2010
Study Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS
European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification marine freshwater algae better

suit industrial applications 2010

2013
European Research

FP7: AQUAFUELS Exploitation various

algal another suitable food aquatic biomasses

generation biofuels production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production trial ALGAFARM designed high quality food grade microalgae production industrial scale ha;  more than 2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European Research FP7: BIOFAT Biofuels from microalgae 2011

2016 2012
Feasibility study Beaatech large scale facility Saudi Arabia
Algafarm construction

works completion a commercial production unit high quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7: PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine Plant

protection products from microalgae 2012

2014 European

Research

FP7: DEMA

Direct bioethanol from microalgae 2012 2017 2013 rebranding Algae Future LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae

Biotechnology
Advanced Course created familiarize participants
with

advanced concepts microalgae cultivation processes from large scale

cultivation
downstream processing present lectures that cover whole value chain microalgae market Establishment
Allma

Joint venture with SECIL Launch brand Allma commercialization

biomass produced Algafarm plant

Chlorella Allma flagship product Installation A4F’s Lisbon Experimental Unit

European Research

FP7: PUFAChain Developing pipeline

PUFA derived
products from several
species microalgae 2013 2017 European Research FP7: Factory

Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013 2017 QREN

Project: INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical methods microalgae culture routines processing 2013 2014 2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade

Raceway GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID

Isolate

cultivate characterize pathogens

green microalgae Haematococus Chlorella

2014 2015 EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s

CDO   elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link 2015 European Research HORIZON 2020:

ALFF
Algal Microbiome Friends Foes 2015
2019 Project kick with MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco Design pilot scale unit
production microalgae with open

closed systems installed Morocco ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL Production unit commercial brand transferred customer European Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential SMEs carbon energy system 2015 2019 2016 Partnership

with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop projects experiments joint workshops towards common goal developing disseminating basic
applied knowledge

microalgae production pilot scale Partnership with LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group

invited LusoAmoreiras

Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae park Europe ALGATEC Business Park

takes
advantage excellent
geographical

location Europe

well availability materials welcome microalgae projects promoting innovation sustainable economic development based synergies between promoters industrial surroundings Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that decides invest BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through microalgae biorefinery approach aims

produce microalgae biofuels added value

products Project kick with

Qatar University
Design manufacture
pilot Cascade
Raceway install Qatar University LiMBAC Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA
Link

2017 European Research HORIZON 2020: ABACUS Algae biomass applied production added value

compounds

2017 2021 Nordic Centre Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines

research industrial partners from Nordic countries achieve competitive blue economy solutions NordAqua focus improve industrial

applications algae

microalgae Nordic countries Signature agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise

partner ALGATEC

Business Park ALGATEC Business Park designed welcome entrepreneurial

companies projects
algae microalgae sector A4F’s role charge technology supply

scientific support managing site Signature agreement between Águas Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed collaboration agreement with Águas Tejo Atlântico from Águas Portugal Group reference company within water sector Portugal development innovative projects that integrate wastewater treatment with microalgae energy production Project kick with ALGAE

TAGUS 1000

area Portugal ALGATEC Business Park Private investor micro farming unit design built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM

demonstration project

industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts

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History 1989 1997 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 1989 management team members start research activities microalgae biotechnology 1997 Founding Partners start
producing

selling microalgae

Olhão Portugal 2006 idea establishing technology based company born Algafuel

dedicated
large scale microalgae production units covering

aspects from photobioreactors systems materials downstream processing namely produce biofuels from microalgae

2007 first commercial project starts with SECIL  Cement Company Included SECIL ’s policy

actively reducing carbon footprint screened native microalgae locations Portugal where SECIL  production units Outão Pataias Innovation award Algafuel business idea concept plan awarded prize Concurso Nacional Inovação Innovation

Renewable Energy First funded project approval under scope NEOTEC Technological Based

Companies National Program 2008

Algafuel established Project kick GALP ENERGIA exploring economic viability produce Biofuels from Microalgae Project kick with SECIL microalgae biomass flue treatment  sequestration

project first

prototype integrated reactor intended provide proof concept capture from cement works which then used promote growth algae reactors unique feature this project that technology adapted industry where needs captured algae then used produce fuel 2009 Installation unit Pataias Cement factory UPPM UPPM Microalgae Production Prototype

Unit ≈20 European Environmental

Press Silver Award Jury 2009 More Info QREN Project: ALGAPLEX Mixotrophic microalgae

growth 2009 2011 2010 Study Algae Innovation Centre INCROPS European Research FP7: GIAVAP Genetic modification marine freshwater algae better suit industrial applications 2010 2013

European

Research FP7: AQUAFUELS Exploitation

various algal another suitable food aquatic biomasses generation biofuels production Jan  2010 2011 ALGAFARM construction starts With UPPM production trial ALGAFARM designed high quality food grade microalgae production industrial scale ha;  more than 2011 Installation A4F’s Lisbon Innovation Laboratory European

Research FP7: BIOFAT Biofuels from

microalgae 2011 2016 2012 Feasibility study Beaatech large scale facility Saudi Arabia Algafarm construction works

completion a commercial
production unit high
quality microalgae food feed applications ha;  more than starts operating production unit provides training team responsible operating maintaining infrastructures European Research FP7: PHOTO COMM Photosynthetic communities industrial cultivation 2012 2016 European Research FP7: ProEcoWine Plant protection products from microalgae 2012 2014 European Research FP7: DEMA Direct
bioethanol

from microalgae 2012 2017 2013 rebranding Algae Future

LiMBAC

Course organized Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced

Course
created familiarize participants with advanced concepts microalgae cultivation processes from large scale cultivation
downstream
processing present lectures that
cover whole value chain
microalgae market Establishment Allma Joint venture with SECIL Launch brand Allma commercialization biomass produced

Algafarm plant Chlorella Allma flagship

product Installation

A4F’s Lisbon

Experimental Unit European Research FP7: PUFAChain
Developing
pipeline PUFA derived products from several species microalgae
2013 2017 European Research FP7: Factory Cultivation biorefinery Dunaliella 2013 2017 QREN Project: INOVLAB Optimization applied analytical methods microalgae
culture routines
processing 2013
2014 2014 ALGAFARM full scale operation    Construction BIOFAT Cascade
Raceway
GENOMIA FUND: AlgaeEcoID Isolate cultivate characterize pathogens
green

microalgae Haematococus Chlorella 2014 2015

EABA

Vítor Verdelho A4F’s CDO   elected President European Algae Biomass Association EABA Link 2015 European Research

HORIZON
2020: ALFF Algal Microbiome
Friends Foes 2015 2019 Project
kick with
MASCIR Foundation 2000  and Morocco
Design
pilot scale unit production microalgae with open closed systems installed Morocco
ALGAFARM project conclusion transfer SECIL

Production unit commercial brand transferred customer European Research HORIZON 2020: PHOTOFUEL Stimulating innovation potential SMEs

carbon

energy system

2015

2019 2016 Partnership with Cambridge University Algae Innovation Centre Close collaboration develop projects experiments joint workshops towards common goal developing disseminating basic applied knowledge

microalgae production pilot
scale Partnership with LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group invited LusoAmoreiras Solvay Group joint development largest microalgae park Europe
ALGATEC Business

Park takes

advantage excellent geographical location Europe well availability materials welcome microalgae projects promoting

innovation sustainable

economic development based synergies between

promoters industrial surroundings Commercial projects with LusoAmoreiras that

decides

invest BIOFAT project BIOFAT  project through microalgae biorefinery approach

aims produce microalgae biofuels added value products Project
kick with Qatar University

Design manufacture pilot Cascade Raceway install Qatar University LiMBAC Course organized

Lisbon
Microalgae Biotechnology Advanced Course EABA Vítor Verdelho A4F’s elected President European Algae Biomass
Association

EABA Link 2017 European Research HORIZON

2020: ABACUS Algae

biomass applied production added value compounds 2017 2021 Nordic Centre Excellence Project NordAqua NordAqua combines research industrial partners from Nordic countries achieve competitive blue economy solutions NordAqua focus improve

industrial applications

algae microalgae Nordic countries Signature agreement industrial microalgae production technology expertise partner ALGATEC Business Park ALGATEC Business Park designed

welcome entrepreneurial companies projects algae microalgae sector A4F’s

role charge technology

supply scientific support managing

site Signature agreement between

Águas Tejo Atlântico AdTA signed collaboration

agreement with Águas Tejo Atlântico from Águas Portugal Group reference company within water sector Portugal development innovative projects

that integrate wastewater treatment with microalgae

energy production Project kick with ALGAE TAGUS 1000 area Portugal ALGATEC Business Park Private investor micro farming unit design built operated multi species microalgae production Portugal 2020 Technological Research Development Incentive System I&DT FARM demonstration project industrial production Arachidonic acid from microalgae Algae future Rights

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