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 Technological platforms | 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 Technological platforms | 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 Technological platforms | 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 Technological platforms | 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 Technological platforms | 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 Technological platforms | 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 Technological platforms | 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 Technological platforms |
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 Technological platforms |

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 Technological platforms | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Technological platforms

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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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

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Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological

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

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microalgae production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Technological platforms

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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 Technological platforms Tubular Photobioreactors Flat Panel Photobioreactors

Fermenters
Cascade Raceways Conventional
Raceway Tubular
Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most

used technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production

high

value high quality products production strains that require strict control temperature that produce volatile

compounds
tubes arrangement versatility asset optimal cost effective production instance designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount
photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production
technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow
dynamics:
constant velocity along piping extension long Optimized global mass energy balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal coils

Energetic optimization

cost effective

production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation velocity temperature MULTILAYER

HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises

several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means

that
higher volume area ratio This configuration most common microalgae sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell
decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications with artificial illumination only additional energy source since area available artificial light
exposure
high compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary ratio light/cell
Temperature more easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments Degassing less critical higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed optimization
multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation
cell enabling

very high

photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations more

robust culture;

another direct impact higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower

total volume culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation

Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction CAPEX OPEX Higher

concentration biomass Better

culture conditions

quality higher annual productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer solution improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems most

versatile
economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable
transparent LDPE

film enclosed within metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed systems Easiness operation possible produce

different microalgae robust fragile

strains Flexibility

capacity scaled civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s

developed special

design indicated very

delicate species where sterilization process
complete sealed system required; this made glass high grade stainless steel This closed photobioreactor offers complete solution contamination control achieve higher volumetric
productivities Indicated
species production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability significantly reduce exposure
other
contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade
Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost effective

microalgae production considering

energetic costs

productivity enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises

parallel sloped

ramps with opposite inclination After this photosynthetic flow path

culture flows into covered tank

pumped back first

sloped ramp Typical industrial production modules tank

capacity store entire

culture volume which enables this type raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management ramps slope pump

specifications were designed operate with

reduced film thickness which allows increase volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design
with

water columns between special configuration enables operate trough

tank

also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic

requirements Ideal

microalgae that

grow selective media every

weather conditions
Recommended intensive
microalgae production projects

MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher microalgae concentration

Better culture

conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower

build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control

contaminants optimized culture

management

Storage capacity: capacity

protect culture from extreme environmental conditions
Higher annual productivity optimized

culture management Adjustable film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner paddle wheels

optional

control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install areas without large climate

variations
frequent storms Over decades most common design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules Recommended wastewater treatment applications

MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed systems

Easiness operation Flexibility capacity scaled none
civil

construction required aside from

levelled compacted site Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES

Higher
biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower
harvesting
costs Better replicability scalability Contact Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy
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microalgae
production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that better adapt Customers’
business biotechnology microalgae
Technological platforms
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Industrial production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects

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Industrial production

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PRODUCTION Technological
platforms 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
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operation transfer

commercial scale microalgae production units using

different technologies that better adapt Customers’
business biotechnology
microalgae Technological platforms
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Powered BYDAS About What Company History Resources Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Technological platforms 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

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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 Technological platforms
About

What Company History

Resources Culture

collection Industrial production

Approach Microalgae

track record

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Contacts

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Technological platforms 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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production specialized design build operation transfer

commercial scale

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

platforms
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production Approach Microalgae track record Technological Platforms
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Consultancy services
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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 Technological platforms 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

Technological platforms

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 Technological platforms 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 Technological
platforms 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 Technological platforms 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 Technological platforms
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 Technological platforms 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 Technological platforms