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 is sealed configuration
  • Ability to sterilize the materials contacting the culture
  • Ability to produce high sensitive species with a higher performance
  • Easiness of operation and the capacity to be scaled-up

Cascade Raceways

  • Continuous design optimization since 2010 by A4F for cost effective microalgae production considering energetic costs, productivity enhancement and weather specific conditions, such as high rainfall or sand storms.
  • This improved cascade raceway, deployed in 2014 in the scope of BIOFAT FP7 project, comprises two parallel-sloped ramps with opposite inclination. After this photosynthetic flow path, the culture flows into a covered tank and pumped back to the first sloped ramp.
  • Typical industrial production modules are 3.000 to 4.000 m2.
  • The CRW tank has the capacity to store the entire culture volume, which enables this type of raceway to be operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management. The CRW ramps slope and pump specifications were designed to operate with a reduced film thickness, 3 to 8 cm, which allows an increase in volumetric productivity and a decrease in harvesting costs due to the lower total volume of the culture, when compared with a conventional raceway design, with water columns between 20 and 30 cm.
  • The CRW special configuration enables it to be operate trough the tank and also bypassing the tank, reducing considerably its energetic requirements.
  • Ideal for microalgae that grow in selective media and to every weather conditions.
  • Recommended for intensive microalgae production projects.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Lower ratio volume/area
    • Lower amount of water, and inorganic nutrients required => reduction of operation costs
    • Higher microalgae concentration => Better culture conditions and quality => higher annual productivity
  • Easier CO2 control and lower O2 build-up – better cultivation conditions => lower OPEX and higher annual productivity
  • Culture continuously flows through a pipe => Higher mixing efficiency and ability to control contaminants and optimized culture management
  • Storage capacity: capacity to protect the culture from extreme environmental conditions => Higher annual productivity and optimized culture management
  • Adjustable film thickness between 3 cm and 8 cm => optimized culture management

Conventional Raceway

  • Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls, liner, paddle wheels, and optional control systems. Ideal for microalgae that grow in selective media and to install in areas without large climate variations or frequent storms.
  • Over decades the most common design used for industrial deployment or large areas (over 10 ha up to 100 ha)
  • Typical industrial production modules are 5.000 m2 and 1.500 m3.
  • Recommended for wastewater treatment applications.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Low construction costs (compared to closed systems)
  • Easiness of operation
  • Flexibility and the capacity to be scaled-up
  • Few to none civil construction required aside from a levelled and compacted site

Fermenters

  • Available in 2018

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Higher biomass densities
  • Higher biomass productivities
  • Lower biomass production costs
  • Lower harvesting costs
  • Better replicability and scalability

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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

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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

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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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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

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that better adapt Customers’ business biotechnology

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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
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production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different technologies that

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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

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production specialized design

build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units using different

technologies that better

adapt Customers’ business biotechnology microalgae Conventional Raceway

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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
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microalgae production units using

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History Resources Culture Collection

Industrial
production Approach Technological Platforms Microalgae Track Record Services Consultancy Services Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION 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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accumulated experience microalgae
microalgae production specialized design build operation transfer commercial scale microalgae production units
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Microalgae

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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 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