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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters

| 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 Fermenters |
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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | 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 Fermenters | A4F

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Fermenters

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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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters

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

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Fermenters

Cascade Raceways Conventional Raceway Tubular Photobioreactors Tubular Photobioreactors most used technologies microalgae production closed systems Ideal production high value high quality products production strains that require strict control

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

production instance designed solar collector Unilayer

Horizontal Tubular provide highest amount photosynthetic area using minimum implantation surface Multilayer Horizontal Tubular large experience optimizing this production technology different algae species location environmental

characteristics type product applications

Customers MAIN ADVANTAGES Fluid flow

dynamics: reduction

reactor zero velocity areas/dead volumes Fluid flow dynamics: constant

velocity along piping

extension long Optimized global

mass energy balance: nutrients mixing thermoregulation through internal

coils Energetic optimization cost effective production: efficient circulation pumps Improved culture management parameter control analysis fast response: adjust culture circulation velocity temperature MULTILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR This configuration comprises several layers tubes disposed horizontally parallel ground which means that higher volume area ratio This configuration most

common microalgae

sector been used several years This configuration allows more flexibility vary ratio light/cell decrease photo inhibition effect Ideal applications

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

compared unilayer configuration Higher ratio volume/area More flexibility vary

ratio light/cell Temperature more easily

controlled which might represent advantage extreme heat

environments Degassing less critical higher

volume oxygen build UNILAYER HORIZONTAL TUBULAR system developed optimization multilayer

most applications special configuration comprises sole

layer

tubes disposed horizontally parallel

ground

which maximizes available radiation cell enabling very high photosynthetic efficiency; this configuration

allows
maximization volumetric productivity consequently higher culture concentrations more robust culture; another direct impact higher volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower total volume culture Ideal cultures growing

exclusively with solar radiation Lower ratio

volume/area

Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required reduction CAPEX OPEX

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

improve contamination control achieve higher volumetric productivities Within closed systems most versatile economic system cultivation microalgae flat panel constituted disposable transparent LDPE film enclosed

within

metal frame MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower capital investment compared other closed systems Easiness operation possible produce different microalgae robust fragile strains Flexibility capacity scaled civil

construction required aside from levelled compacted site

GLASS PANEL

PHOTOBIORECTOR A4F’s

developed special design indicated very delicate species where sterilization

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

sealed configuration Ability sterilize materials contacting culture

Ability produce high

sensitive species with higher performance Easiness operation capacity scaled Cascade

Raceways Continuous design optimization since 2010 cost effective microalgae production considering energetic costs productivity enhancement weather specific conditions such high rainfall
sand

storms This improved cascade raceway deployed 2014 scope BIOFAT project comprises

parallel sloped

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

volume which enables

this type

raceway operated outdoors during high precipitation seasons with better culture management

ramps slope pump specifications

were designed operate with reduced film thickness which allows
increase

volumetric productivity decrease harvesting costs lower

total
volume culture when compared with conventional raceway design with water columns
between

special configuration enables operate trough tank also bypassing tank reducing considerably energetic requirements Ideal microalgae that grow

selective
media every weather conditions Recommended intensive microalgae production projects MAIN ADVANTAGES Lower ratio volume/area Lower amount water inorganic nutrients required
reduction operation costs Higher microalgae concentration Better culture conditions quality higher annual productivity Easier control lower build better cultivation conditions lower OPEX higher annual productivity Culture continuously flows through pipe Higher mixing efficiency ability control
contaminants
optimized culture management Storage capacity: capacity protect culture from extreme environmental conditions Higher annual productivity optimized culture management Adjustable
film
thickness between optimized culture management Conventional
Raceway

Prefabricated algae ponds that include containment walls liner

paddle wheels optional

control systems Ideal microalgae that grow selective media install areas without large climate

variations
frequent storms Over decades most common design used industrial
deployment
large areas
over Typical industrial production
modules Recommended wastewater treatment applications MAIN ADVANTAGES construction costs compared
closed systems

Easiness operation

Flexibility
capacity scaled
none civil

construction required aside

from levelled

compacted site Fermenters Available

2018 MAIN

ADVANTAGES Higher biomass densities

Higher biomass productivities Lower

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

accumulated
experience microalgae microalgae production specialized

design build operation transfer commercial scale

microalgae production
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Microalgae track record Technological Platforms Services Consultancy

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Services Consultancy Services
Technical Services Training Projects Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters 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 Fermenters

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
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Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters 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 Fermenters
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Fermenters 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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Projects Projects News Contacts INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Fermenters 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
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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
Fermenters 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 Fermenters
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
Fermenters

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 Fermenters

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 Fermenters

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 Fermenters
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 Fermenters 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 Fermenters