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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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
Fermenters
| 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Fermenters

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

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PRODUCTION Fermenters 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
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adapt

Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Fermenters

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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
Fermenters 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

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that better adapt Customers’
business biotechnology microalgae Fermenters

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Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters 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

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specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units

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Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters 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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Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters 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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PRODUCTION Fermenters 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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using

different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Fermenters

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Services Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects News
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Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters 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 Fermenters
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 Fermenters 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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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 Fermenters

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 Fermenters 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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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 Fermenters