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 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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Photobioreactors
Flat Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters

Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors

Tubular Photobioreactors
most used technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high
value
high quality products production strains that require strict control temperature that produce volatile compounds
tubes

arrangement versatility asset optimal cost

effective production instance designed solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this

production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type product applications

Customers
MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity areas/dead
volumes

Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long

Optimized

global mass energy balance: nutrients

mixing thermoregulation through internal coils Energetic optimization
cost effective
production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture
management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust

culture circulation velocity temperature

MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel

ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most common microalgae sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio

light/cell decrease
photo inhibition effect

Ideal applications with artificial

illumination only additional energy
source since area available artificial light exposure high

compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area

More flexibility vary ratio

light/cell Temperature
more

easily controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat environments

Degassing less critical higher volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system

developed optimization
multilayer most applications special configuration comprises sole layer tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact

higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio volume/area Lower

amount water
inorganic

nutrients required reduction CAPEX

OPEX Higher concentration biomass Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Flat

panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors

offer solution improve contamination

control achieve higher volumetric

productivities Within closed systems most versatile economic system

cultivation

microalgae flat panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE film enclosed within metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed systems Easiness operation possible produce different

microalgae
robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site GLASS PANEL PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s developed special design indicated
very delicate species where

sterilization process complete

sealed system
required; this made glass high
grade
stainless steel This closed photobioreactor offers complete solution contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Indicated species production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability

significantly reduce exposure other contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials

contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with higher
performance Easiness operation
capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design optimization

since 2010 cost

effective microalgae production considering energetic

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

project comprises parallel sloped ramps

with

opposite inclination After this photosynthetic flow path culture flows into covered tank pumped back first sloped ramp Typical industrial production modules tank capacity store

entire culture
volume which enables this type

raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with

better culture management
ramps slope pump
specifications

were designed operate with

reduced film thickness which allows

increase volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture when

compared with conventional
raceway design with water columns between special configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that grow selective media every weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher
microalgae concentration

Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier

control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control contaminants optimized culture management Storage

capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme
environmental
conditions Higher annual productivity optimized culture management Adjustable film thickness between optimized culture management Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment
walls liner paddle

wheels optional control

systems Ideal microalgae

that grow selective media install areas without large climate variations frequent storms Over decades most common design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules Recommended wastewater

treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared closed

systems Easiness operation Flexibility capacity

scaled none civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site

Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass

densities Higher
biomass productivities

Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability Contact Algae future Rights Resevered Home About Services Contacts Privacy Policy Terms biotechnology company with

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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 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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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 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

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biotechnology company

with more than years accumulated experience microalgae microalgae production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale

microalgae production units
using different technologies that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Tubular Photobioreactors
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BYDAS
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Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy

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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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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 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 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

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

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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
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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 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 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 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 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 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