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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways
| 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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways | 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 Cascade Raceways | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Cascade Raceways

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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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

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Cascade Raceways 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 Cascade Raceways 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

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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 Cascade

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About What

Company History Resources Culture collection Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy services Technical services Training

Projects Projects Projects News Contacts

©2018

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

PRODUCTION Cascade Raceways 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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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

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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 Cascade Raceways 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 Cascade

Raceways 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 Cascade Raceways 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

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Contacts

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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 Cascade Raceways

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 Cascade Raceways 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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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 Cascade Raceways

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 Cascade Raceways 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 Cascade Raceways

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 Cascade Raceways
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 Cascade Raceways

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

Cascade Raceways 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 Cascade
Raceways