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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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

Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors |

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 Tubular

Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular
Photobioreactors
| 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 Tubular

Photobioreactors |
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 Tubular Photobioreactors
| 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Tubular Photobioreactors

Tubular Photobioreactors

 

  • Tubular Photobioreactors are one of the most used technologies for microalgae production in closed systems.
  • Ideal for the production of high-value and high-quality products and the production of strains that require a strict control of temperature, or that produce volatile compounds.
  • The tubes arrangement versatility is an asset for optimal cost-effective production. For instance, it can be designed to act as a solar collector (Unilayer Horizontal Tubular PBR) or provide the highest amount of photosynthetic area using the minimum implantation surface (Multilayer Horizontal Tubular PBR).
  • A4F has a large experience optimizing this production technology, for different algae species, location, environmental characteristics and type of product / applications of our Customers.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Fluid flow dynamics: reduction of the reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes.
  • Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along all the PBR piping extension (> 100 m long).
  • Optimized global mass and energy balance: O2, CO2, nutrients mixing, thermoregulation through internal coils.
  • Energetic optimization for cost-effective production: efficient circulation pumps.
  • Improved culture management via parameter control, analysis and fast response: adjust culture circulation velocity, pH, temperature.

 

  • MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR PBR

    • This configuration comprises several layers of tubes disposed horizontally and parallel to the ground, which means that it has a higher volume to area ratio. This configuration is the most common in the microalgae sector, and has been used for several years in A4F. This configuration allows more flexibility to vary the ratio light/cell and decrease the photo-inhibition effect.
    • Ideal for applications with artificial illumination as only or additional energy source, since the area available for artificial light exposure is high, compared to an unilayer configuration.
    • Higher ratio volume/area
      • More flexibility to vary the ratio light/cell
      • Temperature is more easily controlled, which might represent an advantage in extreme heat environments
      • Degassing less critical => higher volume for oxygen build-up
  • UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR PBR

    • A PBR system developed as an optimization of the multilayer for most applications. Its special configuration comprises one sole layer of tubes disposed horizontally and parallel to the ground, which maximizes the available radiation per cell, enabling a very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows a maximization of the volumetric productivity and consequently higher culture concentrations and a more robust culture; another direct impact of its higher volumetric productivity is the decrease in harvesting costs due to the lower total volume of the culture
    • Ideal for cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation
    • Lower ratio volume/area
      • Lower amount of water and inorganic nutrients required => reduction of CAPEX and OPEX
      • Higher concentration of the biomass => Better culture conditions and quality => higher annual productivity

Flat-Panel Photobioreactors

FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR (FP-PBR)

  • This closed photobioreactors offer a solution to improve contamination control and achieve higher volumetric productivities.
  • Within closed systems, the most versatile and economic system for the cultivation of microalgae is the flat panel PBR constituted by a disposable transparent LDPE film enclosed within a metal frame.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Lower capital investment (compared to other closed systems)
  • Easiness of operation possible to produce different microalgae (robust and fragile strains)
  • Flexibility and the capacity to be scaled-up
  • No civil construction required aside from a levelled and compacted site

GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR (GP-PBR)

  • A4F’s has developed a special GP-PBR design indicated for very delicate species, where a sterilization process and a complete sealed system is required; this GP is made of glass and high grade stainless steel.
  • This closed photobioreactor offers a complete solution to contamination control and achieve higher volumetric productivities.
  • Indicated for GMO species production and species highly sensitive to other organisms.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Ability to significantly reduce the exposure to other contaminant organisms trough its sealed configuration
  • Ability to sterilize the materials contacting the culture
  • Ability to produce high sensitive species with a higher performance
  • Easiness of operation and the capacity to be scaled-up

Cascade Raceways

  • Continuous design optimization since 2010 by A4F for cost effective microalgae production considering energetic costs, productivity enhancement and weather specific conditions, such as high rainfall or sand storms.
  • This improved cascade raceway, deployed in 2014 in the scope of BIOFAT FP7 project, comprises two parallel-sloped ramps with opposite inclination. After this photosynthetic flow path, the culture flows into a covered tank and pumped back to the first sloped ramp.
  • Typical industrial production modules are 3.000 to 4.000 m2.
  • The CRW tank has the capacity to store the entire culture volume, which enables this type of raceway to be operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management. The CRW ramps slope and pump specifications were designed to operate with a reduced film thickness, 3 to 8 cm, which allows an increase in volumetric productivity and a decrease in harvesting costs due to the lower total volume of the culture, when compared with a conventional raceway design, with water columns between 20 and 30 cm.
  • The CRW special configuration enables it to be operate trough the tank and also bypassing the tank, reducing considerably its energetic requirements.
  • Ideal for microalgae that grow in selective media and to every weather conditions.
  • Recommended for intensive microalgae production projects.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Lower ratio volume/area
    • Lower amount of water, and inorganic nutrients required => reduction of operation costs
    • Higher microalgae concentration => Better culture conditions and quality => higher annual productivity
  • Easier CO2 control and lower O2 build-up – better cultivation conditions => lower OPEX and higher annual productivity
  • Culture continuously flows through a pipe => Higher mixing efficiency and ability to control contaminants and optimized culture management
  • Storage capacity: capacity to protect the culture from extreme environmental conditions => Higher annual productivity and optimized culture management
  • Adjustable film thickness between 3 cm and 8 cm => optimized culture management

Conventional Raceway

  • Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls, liner, paddle wheels, and optional control systems. Ideal for microalgae that grow in selective media and to install in areas without large climate variations or frequent storms.
  • Over decades the most common design used for industrial deployment or large areas (over 10 ha up to 100 ha)
  • Typical industrial production modules are 5.000 m2 and 1.500 m3.
  • Recommended for wastewater treatment applications.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Low construction costs (compared to closed systems)
  • Easiness of operation
  • Flexibility and the capacity to be scaled-up
  • Few to none civil construction required aside from a levelled and compacted site

Fermenters

  • Available in 2018

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Higher biomass densities
  • Higher biomass productivities
  • Lower biomass production costs
  • Lower harvesting costs
  • Better replicability and scalability

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value high quality products production strains that require strict control

temperature that produce

volatile
compounds tubes arrangement versatility

asset optimal cost effective production instance designed solar collector

Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area

using minimum implantation
surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular
large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species

location environmental characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN

ADVANTAGES
Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long Optimized global mass energy balance: nutrients
mixing thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic optimization cost

effective production:

efficient circulation pumps

Improved culture

management parameter

control analysis fast response: adjust culture

circulation velocity temperature MULTILAYER

HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume area

ratio This configuration most common microalgae sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial illumination only additional energy source since area available artificial light exposure high compared unilayer configuration

Higher ratio volume/area

More flexibility vary ratio light/cell

Temperature more easily controlled which might

represent

advantage extreme

heat environments Degassing less critical

higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL

TUBULAR system developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency;

this configuration allows
maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations more robust culture; another
direct
impact higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients
required
reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher concentration biomass Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL
PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed
photobioreactors offer solution improve

contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities

Within closed systems most versatile

economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel

constituted disposable transparent LDPE
film enclosed within

metal frame MAIN

ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed systems

Easiness operation possible

produce
different microalgae robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from
levelled compacted

site GLASS

PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR

A4F’s
developed special design indicated very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass
high grade stainless steel This

closed photobioreactor offers complete solution contamination control achieve

higher volumetric productivities Indicated species production species

highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability significantly reduce exposure other contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration

Ability

sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce

high sensitive

species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways

Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost effective
microalgae production considering energetic costs

productivity enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway

deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises parallel sloped ramps with opposite inclination After this

photosynthetic
flow path culture flows into covered
tank pumped back
first sloped ramp Typical
industrial production modules

tank capacity store entire culture volume

which enables this
type raceway
operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management ramps slope pump specifications were designed operate with reduced film thickness
which allows increase
volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns between special configuration enables operate trough
tank

also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that grow selective

media
every weather conditions
Recommended intensive
microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows through pipe Higher mixing
efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme

environmental conditions Higher annual productivity

optimized culture management

Adjustable film thickness between optimized culture management
Conventional Raceway Prefabricated
algae

ponds that include containment

walls liner paddle wheels
optional control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install areas without large climate variations frequent storms Over decades most
common design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules Recommended wastewater

treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed systems Easiness operation Flexibility capacity scaled none civil

construction
required aside from levelled
compacted

site Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities

Lower biomass

production
costs Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability Contact Algae future Rights
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Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors
most used technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products production
strains that require strict
control temperature that
produce volatile

compounds tubes arrangement versatility asset optimal

cost effective production instance

designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area

using

minimum implantation surface Multilayer

Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long Optimized global mass energy

balance: nutrients

mixing

thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic optimization cost effective production: efficient

circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation

velocity temperature

MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher

volume area ratio
This configuration most common microalgae
sector

been used

several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial illumination only additional energy source since area available artificial light exposure high compared unilayer

configuration
Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary
ratio

light/cell Temperature more easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing

less critical higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed

optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises

sole
layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel

ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency;

this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture

concentrations more robust culture; another

direct
impact higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar

radiation Lower ratio

volume/area Lower amount water

inorganic nutrients required

reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher

concentration

biomass Better culture conditions quality

higher annual productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities

Within closed systems

most versatile economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable

transparent LDPE film enclosed within metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed systems

Easiness operation possible produce different microalgae robust fragile strains
Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated very

delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass high

grade stainless steel This closed

photobioreactor

offers complete solution contamination

control achieve higher volumetric productivities Indicated species production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability

significantly reduce exposure other contaminant

organisms trough sealed configuration

Ability sterilize materials
contacting culture Ability produce
high sensitive species

with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost effective microalgae production

considering energetic costs productivity enhancement

weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises parallel sloped ramps with opposite

inclination After this photosynthetic flow path
culture

flows into

covered tank pumped

back first
sloped ramp Typical industrial production modules tank capacity store entire culture volume which
enables

this type raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture

management

ramps slope pump specifications were designed operate with reduced film thickness

which

allows increase

volumetric productivity decrease

harvesting costs lower total volume culture

when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns between

special configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing

considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that

grow selective media every weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount

water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX
higher

annual productivity Culture continuously flows

through pipe

Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity

protect culture from extreme environmental conditions

Higher annual productivity
optimized culture management Adjustable
film

thickness between optimized culture management Conventional

Raceway Prefabricated
algae ponds
that include containment walls liner paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae that
grow
selective media
install

areas without large climate variations frequent storms Over decades

most common

design used industrial deployment large areas

over Typical industrial production modules Recommended wastewater treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs

compared closed systems Easiness operation Flexibility capacity scaled none civil
construction required aside

from levelled compacted site Fermenters Available 2018

MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability Contact Algae
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Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors

Flat Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most used technologies
microalgae production closed
systems Ideal production high value high quality products production strains
that require strict
control temperature that produce volatile compounds tubes arrangement
versatility asset
optimal cost effective production instance designed solar collector Unilayer

Horizontal Tubular

provide highest

amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type product applications Customers
MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics:

reduction reactor

zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid

flow

dynamics: constant velocity along

piping extension long Optimized global

mass energy

balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic

optimization cost effective production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response:

adjust culture circulation velocity temperature MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises
several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most common microalgae sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial

illumination only additional energy source since

area available artificial light exposure high compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility

vary ratio light/cell Temperature more easily
controlled

which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less critical higher volume

oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity

consequently higher
culture
concentrations more

robust culture; another direct impact higher volumetric productivity

decrease harvesting costs
lower total
volume culture Ideal

cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients

required reduction
CAPEX OPEX Higher
concentration biomass Better culture
conditions
quality higher annual productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL

PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems

most versatile
economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE
film enclosed within metal frame
MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other
closed systems
Easiness operation possible
produce different microalgae robust fragile

strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from levelled compacted

site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass high grade stainless steel This closed photobioreactor

offers complete solution contamination

control achieve higher volumetric productivities Indicated species

production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES

Ability significantly reduce exposure
other contaminant

organisms trough sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010

cost effective microalgae production considering energetic costs productivity enhancement weather specific

conditions

such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed

2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises parallel

sloped ramps with

opposite inclination After this photosynthetic flow path culture flows into covered

tank pumped

back first sloped

ramp Typical

industrial production modules tank capacity store

entire culture volume which enables this type raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management ramps slope pump specifications were

designed operate
with reduced film thickness

which allows

increase
volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns between special configuration enables operate trough tank
also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that grow selective
media every

weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production

projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher microalgae

concentration Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions

lower OPEX
higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management
Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme environmental conditions Higher annual productivity optimized culture management Adjustable film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install areas without large climate variations frequent
storms Over decades
most common design
used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules Recommended wastewater treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed systems Easiness

operation Flexibility capacity scaled none civil

construction required aside

from levelled compacted site Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN

ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting
costs Better

replicability scalability

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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tubular

Photobioreactors Tubular
Photobioreactors Flat Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade
Raceways Conventional Raceway
Tubular Photobioreactors

Tubular Photobioreactors most used

technologies
microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products production strains that require strict control temperature that produce volatile compounds tubes arrangement versatility asset optimal cost
effective production

instance designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide

highest amount photosynthetic

area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location

environmental characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity

along

piping extension long Optimized global mass energy balance:

nutrients mixing thermoregulation

through internal coils Energetic optimization cost effective

production:

efficient circulation pumps Improved culture

management

parameter control analysis fast response:

adjust

culture circulation velocity temperature MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which

means that
higher volume area ratio This configuration most common microalgae sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell
decrease photo

inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial

illumination only additional energy source since
area available
artificial light exposure high

compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary ratio light/cell Temperature more easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less critical higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system

developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole
layer tubes disposed

horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very

high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently

higher culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact
higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume

culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio

volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients

required
reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher concentration biomass Better culture conditions quality higher
annual productivity

Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems most

versatile

economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted

disposable

transparent LDPE film enclosed within

metal
frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower
capital

investment compared other closed

systems Easiness

operation possible

produce different microalgae robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil

construction required aside from
levelled compacted site GLASS

PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass high grade stainless

steel This closed

photobioreactor offers complete solution contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Indicated species production species

highly

sensitive other organisms

MAIN ADVANTAGES

Ability significantly reduce exposure other contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost effective microalgae production considering

energetic

costs productivity enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises parallel sloped ramps with opposite inclination

After

this photosynthetic

flow path culture flows into covered tank pumped back

first sloped ramp Typical

industrial production modules tank capacity store entire culture volume which enables this type raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management ramps slope pump specifications were designed operate with reduced film thickness which allows increase volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with

conventional raceway design with water columns between special configuration
enables

operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal

microalgae that

grow selective

media

every weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs

Higher microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity

Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher

annual

productivity Culture continuously flows

through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme environmental conditions Higher annual productivity optimized culture management

Adjustable

film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional Raceway

Prefabricated

algae ponds that include containment walls liner paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install areas without large climate variations frequent storms Over decades most common design used industrial deployment

large areas
over Typical industrial production modules
Recommended wastewater treatment applications
MAIN ADVANTAGES

construction costs compared closed systems Easiness operation Flexibility

capacity scaled none
civil

construction required aside

from

levelled compacted site Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher

biomass

densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting

costs Better replicability scalability Contact Algae future Rights

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Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors Flat Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most used technologies microalgae production closed

systems Ideal production high value high quality products production strains that require strict control temperature that produce volatile compounds tubes arrangement versatility asset optimal cost effective production

instance designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer

Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type product applications Customers
MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid
flow dynamics:
reduction reactor

zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long Optimized global mass energy balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal

coils Energetic optimization cost effective

production: efficient circulation pumps

Improved culture management parameter

control analysis

fast

response: adjust culture circulation velocity temperature

MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume

area ratio This configuration most common

microalgae sector been

used several years
This configuration

allows more flexibility vary

ratio light/cell

decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with

artificial illumination only additional energy source since area available artificial light exposure high compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More

flexibility vary ratio light/cell Temperature more

easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less critical higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting

costs lower

total volume culture Ideal

cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction CAPEX OPEX

Higher concentration biomass Better culture conditions quality higher

annual
productivity Flat
Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR

This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed

systems most versatile economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted

disposable transparent

LDPE film enclosed within metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed

systems Easiness operation possible produce different microalgae robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled

civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass high grade

stainless steel This closed photobioreactor offers complete
solution
contamination control achieve

higher volumetric productivities Indicated species production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability significantly reduce

exposure

other contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration

Ability
sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade
Raceways
Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost effective
microalgae production considering

energetic costs productivity enhancement weather specific conditions

such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope
BIOFAT project comprises parallel sloped ramps with opposite inclination After this photosynthetic flow
path culture

flows into covered tank

pumped

back first sloped ramp Typical industrial production modules tank capacity store entire culture volume which

enables this

type raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management ramps slope

pump specifications were

designed operate

with reduced film thickness which
allows
increase volumetric productivity decrease
harvesting

costs lower total volume culture when

compared with conventional

raceway design with water columns between

special configuration enables

operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that grow selective media every
weather conditions Recommended
intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients
required reduction operation costs

Higher microalgae concentration

Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower
OPEX
higher annual productivity Culture continuously
flows
through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme environmental conditions Higher annual productivity optimized culture management Adjustable film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner
paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective
media install
areas without large climate
variations frequent storms

Over decades most common design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules Recommended wastewater treatment

applications

MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed systems Easiness operation

Flexibility capacity scaled none civil construction required

aside from levelled compacted site Fermenters Available 2018

MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability Contact 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

Tubular Photobioreactors

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Company

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Training Projects
Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors Flat Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade Raceways

Conventional Raceway Tubular

Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most used technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products production
strains

that require strict control temperature that produce volatile compounds tubes arrangement versatility asset optimal cost effective

production instance designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface
Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this
production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN

ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow

dynamics: constant

velocity along piping extension

long Optimized global

mass
energy balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic optimization cost effective production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust
culture circulation velocity
temperature

MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most common microalgae sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility

vary
ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial illumination only
additional energy source since area available artificial light exposure
high

compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility

vary ratio light/cell

Temperature more easily controlled which might
represent

advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less

critical

higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR

system developed optimization

multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel

ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations
more robust

culture; another direct impact higher volumetric

productivity decrease harvesting

costs lower total volume culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher concentration biomass Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer

solution improve contamination control achieve

higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems most versatile economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE film

enclosed within metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower

capital

investment compared other closed systems Easiness operation possible produce different microalgae robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design

indicated very delicate

species where sterilization process

complete sealed system required; this made glass high grade

stainless steel This closed photobioreactor offers complete solution contamination control achieve

higher
volumetric productivities Indicated species production species highly
sensitive other organisms

MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability significantly reduce exposure other contaminant organisms trough sealed

configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture

Ability

produce high sensitive species with higher

performance Easiness

operation
capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design

optimization since

2010 cost

effective microalgae production considering energetic

costs productivity enhancement weather

specific conditions such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises parallel sloped

ramps with opposite inclination After this photosynthetic flow path culture

flows into covered

tank pumped back first sloped ramp Typical industrial production modules tank capacity store entire culture volume which enables this type raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management ramps slope pump specifications were designed operate with reduced film thickness which allows increase volumetric

productivity decrease

harvesting

costs lower total volume culture

when

compared with conventional raceway design with

water columns between special configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that
grow selective
media every weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production
projects
MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower

ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients

required reduction
operation

costs Higher microalgae concentration

Better culture
conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized
culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme environmental conditions Higher annual
productivity

optimized culture management Adjustable film thickness

between optimized culture management

Conventional Raceway

Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner paddle wheels optional

control systems Ideal
microalgae that grow selective media install

areas without large

climate variations frequent
storms Over
decades most common
design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules Recommended wastewater treatment
applications
MAIN ADVANTAGES construction
costs compared
closed systems Easiness operation Flexibility capacity scaled none civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site Fermenters
Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES

Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower

biomass

production costs Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability Contact Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services

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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 Tubular Photobioreactors

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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

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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 INDUSTRIAL
PRODUCTION
Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors Flat Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway
Tubular Photobioreactors

Tubular Photobioreactors most used technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products production strains that require strict

control temperature

that produce

volatile compounds

tubes arrangement versatility asset

optimal cost effective production instance designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area

using minimum implantation

surface
Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large

experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type

product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid

flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long Optimized global mass energy balance:

nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic optimization cost effective production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation

velocity temperature MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL
TUBULAR This configuration comprises
several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most
common microalgae
sector

been used several years

This configuration allows more flexibility vary
ratio light/cell decrease photo
inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial illumination only additional energy source since area available artificial
light

exposure high compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary ratio light/cell Temperature

more easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less critical higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system

developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground

which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency;

this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact higher
volumetric productivity decrease

harvesting costs lower total volume

culture
Ideal cultures growing exclusively with
solar radiation

Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients

required reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher
concentration

biomass Better culture conditions

quality higher annual

productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities

Within

closed systems most versatile economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE

film enclosed within

metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital

investment

compared other closed systems Easiness operation possible produce different microalgae robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed

special design indicated

very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass high grade

stainless steel This closed photobioreactor offers complete solution contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Indicated species production

species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability significantly

reduce exposure other contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture Ability

produce high
sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous
design optimization since 2010 cost effective microalgae production considering energetic costs productivity

enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall

sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises
parallel sloped

ramps with opposite

inclination After this photosynthetic flow path culture flows into covered tank pumped back first sloped ramp Typical industrial production

modules
tank capacity store entire culture volume which enables this type
raceway operated
outdoors during high precipitation
seasons with better culture management ramps slope pump
specifications

were designed operate with reduced film thickness which allows increase volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns between special configuration

enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae
that grow selective
media every weather

conditions Recommended intensive

microalgae production projects

MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality

higher annual productivity Easier control lower

build better cultivation conditions lower

OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows
through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized
culture management Storage capacity: capacity

protect culture from extreme environmental conditions

Higher annual productivity optimized culture management Adjustable film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include
containment walls
liner paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install areas without large climate variations
frequent storms Over decades most
common design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial
production modules

Recommended wastewater

treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed systems Easiness operation

Flexibility capacity scaled none
civil construction

required aside from levelled compacted site

Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities

Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting

costs Better replicability scalability Contact 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 Tubular Photobioreactors

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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 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular
Photobioreactors Flat

Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most used technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products

production

strains that

require strict control temperature that produce

volatile compounds tubes arrangement
versatility asset optimal cost effective production instance designed solar collector
Unilayer
Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae

species location

environmental

characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes

Fluid flow
dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long Optimized global

mass energy balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic optimization cost effective production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation velocity temperature MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers

tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which
means that

higher volume

area
ratio This

configuration most

common microalgae

sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial

illumination only additional

energy source since area available

artificial
light exposure high compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary ratio light/cell Temperature more easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less
critical
higher volume oxygen
build

UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed optimization multilayer most applications

special configuration comprises sole layer

tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher
culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact
higher volumetric
productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture Ideal cultures
growing exclusively

with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher concentration

biomass Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL

PHOTOBIOREACTOR This
closed photobioreactors offer
solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems most versatile economic system cultivation microalgae
flat

panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE film enclosed within

metal frame MAIN

ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed systems Easiness operation
possible produce different microalgae robust fragile

strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system

required; this made glass high grade stainless steel

This closed photobioreactor

offers

complete solution contamination control achieve

higher
volumetric productivities Indicated species production species highly sensitive

other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES

Ability significantly

reduce exposure other contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with

higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost effective microalgae production considering energetic costs productivity enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand

storms This improved cascade raceway
deployed

2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises parallel sloped ramps

with opposite inclination

After this

photosynthetic flow path culture flows
into
covered tank pumped back first
sloped

ramp Typical industrial production modules tank capacity store entire culture volume which enables

this type
raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management ramps

slope pump specifications were designed operate with reduced film thickness

which
allows increase
volumetric productivity decrease harvesting

costs lower total volume

culture when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns between special configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal

microalgae
that grow selective media every weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower

ratio volume/area Lower amount water

inorganic nutrients required reduction operation

costs Higher microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality higher annual

productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX

higher annual productivity
Culture continuously flows through pipe Higher
mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme environmental conditions Higher annual productivity optimized culture management Adjustable film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae
that grow selective media install areas without large climate variations frequent storms Over decades most common

design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules Recommended

wastewater treatment applications MAIN
ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed
systems Easiness operation

Flexibility capacity scaled none civil

construction required

aside from levelled

compacted
site Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability Contact 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 Tubular Photobioreactors
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 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors Flat Panel
Photobioreactors
Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular

Photobioreactors most

used technologies microalgae

production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products production strains

that
require strict control temperature that produce volatile compounds tubes arrangement versatility asset optimal cost effective production instance designed solar collector

Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics

type product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES
Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero

velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity

along piping extension long Optimized global mass energy balance:

nutrients mixing

thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic optimization

cost effective
production: efficient circulation pumps

Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation velocity

temperature MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration

comprises several layers
tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most common microalgae sector been used several years
This
configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial
illumination

only additional energy source since area available artificial light exposure high compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary ratio light/cell Temperature more easily controlled which

might represent advantage extreme

heat environments Degassing less critical higher
volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes
disposed horizontally parallel

ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher

culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting

costs lower total volume
culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required
reduction

CAPEX OPEX

Higher concentration biomass Better culture conditions quality higher annual
productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors
FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher

volumetric productivities Within closed systems most versatile economic system cultivation

microalgae flat

panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE film enclosed within metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed systems Easiness operation possible

produce
different microalgae robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from
levelled
compacted site
GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass

high grade

stainless steel This closed photobioreactor

offers complete

solution contamination control achieve

higher volumetric productivities Indicated species production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES
Ability

significantly reduce exposure

other contaminant organisms trough
sealed configuration Ability

sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost

effective microalgae production considering energetic costs productivity enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand storms
This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises
parallel sloped ramps

with opposite inclination After this photosynthetic flow

path culture

flows into covered tank pumped back first sloped ramp Typical industrial

production modules tank capacity store entire culture

volume which enables this type raceway

operated outdoors during

high precipitation seasons with

better

culture management ramps slope pump specifications were designed operate with reduced

film thickness which allows increase volumetric productivity decrease
harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns between special

configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that

grow

selective media every weather

conditions
Recommended intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area
Lower amount
water inorganic nutrients required
reduction operation costs Higher

microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality

higher
annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows through
pipe Higher mixing efficiency
ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme environmental conditions

Higher annual productivity optimized culture management

Adjustable

film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional

Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that
include

containment walls liner paddle wheels

optional control

systems Ideal
microalgae that

grow selective media install areas without large climate variations frequent storms Over decades most common design

used industrial deployment large areas over

Typical

industrial production modules Recommended wastewater treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction

costs compared
closed systems Easiness operation Flexibility capacity scaled none civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass

productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting costs

Better replicability scalability Contact
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 Tubular

Photobioreactors

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 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors Flat Panel Photobioreactors

Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most used technologies microalgae production

closed

systems Ideal production high

value high quality products production strains that require strict control temperature that

produce volatile compounds tubes

arrangement versatility
asset optimal cost

effective production

instance designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic

area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental

characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor

zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long Optimized global mass energy balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal

coils Energetic optimization
cost effective production:
efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation
velocity temperature MULTILAYER

HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel

ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most common
microalgae

sector been

used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal

applications

with artificial illumination only additional energy source since area available artificial light exposure high compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary ratio light/cell Temperature more easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less critical higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling

very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity

consequently higher culture concentrations more robust

culture; another direct impact higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher concentration biomass Better culture conditions

quality higher

annual productivity Flat Panel

Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR

This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems most versatile economic

system
cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE film enclosed within metal frame MAIN
ADVANTAGES

Lower capital investment compared

other closed systems Easiness operation possible produce

different microalgae robust
fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil
construction required aside

from levelled compacted

site GLASS

PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated
very delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system
required;

this made glass high grade stainless steel This closed photobioreactor offers complete solution contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities

Indicated species production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability significantly reduce exposure other contaminant

organisms trough

sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting

culture Ability

produce high sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity

scaled
Cascade Raceways Continuous design
optimization
since 2010 cost effective microalgae production considering
energetic
costs productivity enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises parallel sloped ramps with opposite
inclination After this photosynthetic

flow path culture flows into covered tank pumped back first sloped ramp Typical industrial production modules tank capacity

store entire culture volume which enables this type raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better

culture

management ramps slope pump specifications were designed operate with

reduced film thickness which allows increase volumetric productivity decrease

harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns between special configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that grow selective media every weather conditions Recommended intensive

microalgae production

projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows

through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity

protect culture from extreme environmental conditions Higher

annual productivity optimized culture management
Adjustable film
thickness between optimized culture management

Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install areas without

large

climate variations frequent storms Over decades most common design used industrial deployment

large areas over Typical industrial production modules

Recommended wastewater treatment

applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed systems Easiness operation Flexibility capacity scaled none civil construction required aside

from levelled compacted site Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN
ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs

Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability

Contact 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 Tubular Photobioreactors