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 Tecnological 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 Tecnological 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
Tecnological 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 Tecnological

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 Tecnological 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

Tecnological 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

Tecnological 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 Tecnological 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

Tecnological 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 Tecnological platforms | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Tecnological 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 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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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Tecnological 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

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Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training
Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tecnological 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

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experience microalgae

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

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Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tecnological 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

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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 Tecnological 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 Reseverd

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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Tecnological 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 Tecnological platforms
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BYDAS About What
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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 Better replicability scalability Contact Algae future

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microalgae microalgae production specialized design build

operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different

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better adapt Customers’ business
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Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tecnological 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

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operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different

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PRODUCTION Tecnological 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

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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 Tecnological

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

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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 Tecnological 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 Tecnological 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 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 Tecnological 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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News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tecnological 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 Tecnological platforms