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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway |

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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway |

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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | 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 Conventional Raceway | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Conventional Raceway

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 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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PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Flat Panel Photobioreactors Fermenters Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most

used

technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products production strains

that require strict

control temperature that produce volatile compounds tubes arrangement versatility asset optimal cost effective production

instance designed

solar collector Unilayer Horizontal Tubular provide highest

amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental characteristics type product applications Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow dynamics: reduction reactor zero velocity

areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant velocity along piping extension long
Optimized

global mass

energy balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal coils

Energetic optimization cost effective production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control

analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation

velocity temperature MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL

TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most

common microalgae sector
been used several years This
configuration allows

more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect

Ideal applications

with artificial illumination only additional energy source

since area available artificial light exposure high compared unilayer
configuration

Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary ratio light/cell Temperature more easily controlled

which might represent
advantage extreme
heat environments
Degassing less critical higher volume oxygen
build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR

system developed optimization multilayer most applications special configuration

comprises
sole layer tubes disposed
horizontally parallel

ground which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration allows maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact higher volumetric

productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total
volume

culture Ideal cultures growing exclusively with solar

radiation Lower ratio

volume/area Lower amount

water inorganic nutrients required

reduction

CAPEX OPEX Higher concentration biomass

Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Flat Panel Photobioreactors FLAT PANEL PHOTOBIOREACTOR This closed photobioreactors offer
solution

improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems

most versatile economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable transparent

LDPE film enclosed within metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed

systems Easiness operation possible produce different microalgae

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

delicate species where sterilization process complete sealed system required; this made glass high grade stainless steel This closed

photobioreactor offers
complete solution contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities

Indicated species production species highly sensitive other organisms MAIN ADVANTAGES Ability significantly reduce exposure other contaminant organisms trough sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture Ability produce high sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost

effective

microalgae production considering energetic costs productivity

enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall sand
storms

This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project

comprises parallel sloped ramps with opposite

inclination

After this

photosynthetic
flow path culture flows
into

covered tank pumped back first sloped ramp Typical industrial production modules tank capacity store entire culture volume which enables this type raceway operated outdoors

during high
precipitation seasons with

better culture management ramps slope pump specifications were designed operate with reduced film thickness which allows increase volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design with

water columns

between special configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal

microalgae that grow selective media every

weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio
volume/area Lower amount
water inorganic nutrients required reduction operation costs Higher microalgae concentration

Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual

productivity Culture continuously flows

through pipe

Higher mixing
efficiency ability control

contaminants optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme

environmental conditions Higher annual productivity optimized culture management Adjustable film

thickness between

optimized culture management Conventional Raceway Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner paddle wheels optional control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install

areas
without large climate variations
frequent storms

Over decades most common design used industrial deployment large areas over Typical industrial production modules

Recommended wastewater

treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs
compared

closed systems Easiness operation Flexibility capacity

scaled none

civil construction required aside from levelled compacted site
Fermenters Available 2018 MAIN ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities Higher biomass productivities Lower biomass production costs Lower harvesting costs Better replicability scalability Contact Algae future
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Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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
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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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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Conventional

Raceway 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 Conventional Raceway

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Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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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Customers’ business

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PRODUCTION

Conventional Raceway 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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transfer commercial scale microalgae

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Services

Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Conventional Raceway 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

Conventional Raceway
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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 Conventional Raceway 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 Conventional Raceway

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 Conventional Raceway 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
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