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 Tubular Photobioreactors

| 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 Tubular Photobioreactors

| 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | 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 Tubular Photobioreactors | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Tubular Photobioreactors

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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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

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

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Resources Culture

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Platforms Services Consultancy services Technical services Training Projects Projects Projects
News Contacts

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Reserved Powered

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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 Tubular Photobioreactors 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 Tubular Photobioreactors

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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

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Culture Collection Industrial production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record

Services Consultancy

Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Tubular Photobioreactors 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 Tubular

Photobioreactors

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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 Tubular Photobioreactors

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

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News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tubular Photobioreactors 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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design

build operation

transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Tubular Photobioreactors
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Training Projects
Projects Projects
News
Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tubular Photobioreactors 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 Tubular Photobioreactors

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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 Tubular Photobioreactors 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 Tubular Photobioreactors

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 Tubular Photobioreactors 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 Tubular Photobioreactors

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 Tubular Photobioreactors 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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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 Tubular Photobioreactors