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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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

Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel Photobioreactors | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Flat-Panel 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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PRODUCTION Flat Panel 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

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Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel
Photobioreactors

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Microalgae track

record Technological Platforms Services

Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights
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Resources

Culture Collection

Industrial
production Approach
Technological Platforms
Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services
Training
Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel Photobioreactors

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Resources Culture

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production

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Platforms

Services Consultancy services

Technical
services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts ©2018 Algae future Rights Reserved Powered BYDAS About What

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Industrial production

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Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Flat Panel 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

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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
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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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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

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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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat

Panel Photobioreactors

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Industrial production

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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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

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