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

Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel
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 Flat-Panel 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

Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel 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 Flat-Panel Photobioreactors | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Flat-Panel 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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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

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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

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Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Flat Panel 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

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PRODUCTION Flat

Panel 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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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 Flat Panel Photobioreactors

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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 Flat Panel 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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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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel

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 Flat Panel 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 Flat

Panel 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 Flat

Panel
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

Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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 Flat Panel 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

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