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

Conventional Raceway |

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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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
Conventional Raceway
| 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Conventional Raceway

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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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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PRODUCTION Conventional
Raceway 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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Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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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microalgae production specialized

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Services Training
Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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

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Conventional
Raceway 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

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years accumulated experience microalgae microalgae production

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commercial

scale microalgae production units using

different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Conventional Raceway

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INDUSTRIAL

PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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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commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Conventional Raceway

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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Conventional Raceway 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 Conventional Raceway

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Resources Culture

collection

Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms

Services Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects

Projects
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Culture Collection
Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms
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PRODUCTION Conventional

Raceway 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
Conventional Raceway

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

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Microalgae Track

Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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 Conventional Raceway
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 Conventional Raceway 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

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