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 is sealed configuration
  • Ability to sterilize the materials contacting the culture
  • Ability to produce high sensitive species with a higher performance
  • Easiness of operation and the capacity to be scaled-up

Cascade Raceways

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

MAIN ADVANTAGES

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

Conventional Raceway

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

MAIN ADVANTAGES

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

Fermenters

  • Available in 2018

MAIN ADVANTAGES

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

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PRODUCTION 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

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History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track

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Services Consultancy Services Technical Services

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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 Reseverd 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

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accumulated

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specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae

production units using different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae

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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

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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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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

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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
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BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects
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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

Reseverd 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 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

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Technological Platforms
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Services Training Projects Projects
Projects

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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

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What Company History

Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects

Projects

Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION 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