Description of the ALGAentis Algae Growth Tower Production System:

The key to the  ALGAentis   mechanical and biological algae cultivation invention is that each identical  , thin shallow Algae Biomass growth tray/pan is vertically stacked , creating 200 m2 from each single m2 of the Growth Tower’s small footprint , increasing the algae throughput yield by 200-fold . Scaling up to Industrial algae biomass output and reducing per kg algae costs is accomplished thru simple redundancy .  Docked into its fully automated , vertical stacked Growth Tower , each algae growth pan is injected with liquefied CO2 , nutrients , and algae spores. This  biological matrix can complete its growth cycle within hours vs days.  Mounted above each algae growth tray/pan is a new, low energy 48 watt , LED light source,  which radiates algae in a specific intensity  and light spectrum , of which the algae cells can completely consume . The algae biomass growing cycle is monitored by in-situ sensors , which monitored data is fed into the system’s central computer proprietary software , which controls the  timing of the automated conveyor's production speed , climate ,  input matrix and throughput ,  and completed harvest cycles .  

The algae biomass conveyor system is constructed inside the ALGAentis  environmentally controlled bio-chamber . At the end of each algae biomass' growing cycle , the algae growth pans are automatically emptied , cleaned , replaced with sterile pans & refilled  . The wet algae biomass is then pumped into the extraction station , where the  lipids will be  cracked by a 3rd party electro-impulse lysing technology. This licensed cracking system  extracts the algae's oil  for drop-in algal bio-fuels , to replace or blend with JP-5 , JP-8 and F-76 diesel . Additionally , end Algal product chains of Astaxanthin , Omega -3s, 6 & 9s , Nutraceuticals , Cosmeceuticals,  human proteins & carbohydrates , pigments, organic bio-fertilizer , bio-plastics , & animal /fish feed  pellets, to increase the ROI to investor and reduce the Risk .

ALGAentis  is Collaborating with The Scottish Association of Marine Sciences , Algenuity , Harvard University/WYSS Institute, Florida University , Central Florida University , Origin Oil and FES Biofuels of Australia , to continually improve the system and to lower end product chain's costs.

 The ALGAentis Biosolutions' fully automated algae cultivation process also delivers a new   “clean room” platform , for the emerging Algal Bio-Medical field to scale up within , post lab.  ALGAentis  has Filied its  Patent , for the above described Algae production process .

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ALGAentis has Developed the World’s 1st Fully Automated , Drop-in modular, combined Algal Phototrophic  biomass  and Hydroponic crop production system .

ALGAentis is a completely New, Novel, Breakthrough Algae Biomass  and Hydroponic Plant production technology , that is Controllable ,  Predictable , Reliable , and Sustainable  . For the 1st time , affordable  industrial or lab scale Algae  and Hydroponic Crop production is now possible,  with the ALGAentis  Photoautotrophic Bioreactors ,  automated 24/7 ,  programmable to mimic any climate  , operate in any latitude, plus eliminating Bacterial Contamination for Algal Bio-Med R&D , without sun light , large water demands and footprints . Touch screen and remote control .


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The ALGAentis Controlled PBR Growth Tower's Advantages 

The Algaentis Process of Astaxanthin Production within the Algaentis PBR  Growth Tower

The optimal PBR production of astaxanthin, as described by the following article .

July 31, 2018 — by Tryggvi Stefansson, Algalif Science Manager

Pure astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis. Photo: Courtesy Algalif

[T] he numerous benefits of natural astaxanthin for brain health, eye health, healthy aging, cardiovascular health, muscle endurance/recovery and skin health are supported by extensive research, including more than 50 human clinical studies and 1,400 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Although astaxanthin can be found in aquatic animals and produced synthetically from petrochemicals, the best source of astaxanthin for dietary supplements is the Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae due to its high astaxanthin content and proven safety.

Haematococcus pluvialis can be cultivated in numerous ways, such as open ponds, plastic bags or photobioreactor (PBR) systems. Although open ponds are inexpensive to build, they have been associated with contamination issues, and excessive space and water requirements. Enclosed PBR systems, on the other hand, have been shown to protect the culture from external contamination and enable optimal growth of the microalgae, continuous cultivation and high yields of pure astaxanthin.

Moreover, PBR systems are modular. Each PBR system has a finite maximum volume, which is set for optimum cultivation parameters. This modular scalability has the added benefit of increased quality control and quicker response times, ensuring a steady production output.

Sourcing high-quality astaxanthin from H. pluvialis at a commercial scale involves three key phases:

Green Phase—Algae cells are cultivated under optimal growth conditions using pure water and high-quality nutrients to make the algae grow and multiply.

Starvation Phase—The algae culture is exposed to stress conditions to induce astaxanthin accumulation.

Red Phase—At the end of the red phase, the algae culture is harvested for downstream processing. The algal biomass is dehydrated, and the algal cells are cracked. Astaxanthin is recovered using solvent-free supercritical CO2 extraction and standardized to produce astaxanthin oleoresin.

As the primary input for microalgae cultivation, the importance of water purity cannot be overstated. Due to the high biosorption capabilities of microalgae, any trace amount of heavy metals or other contaminants present in the water will accumulate and magnify in microalgae cultures.

Due to human activities, heavy metal concentrations in water exceed maximum permitted levels in many parts of the world. Therefore, it is essential for astaxanthin manufacturers to secure access to the cleanest water resources and ensure their products are strictly and routinely monitored for heavy metals and other contaminants.

Algae is regarded as more sustainable than conventional crops because it requires little input to live. However, algae cultivation, depending on the setup, can require substantial amounts of water and energy. Therefore, conservation techniques should be in place to address both water needs and energy requirements.

Astaxanthin is lipid-soluble and does not mix well with hydrophilic products. By nature, astaxanthin is susceptible to degradation under elevated temperatures and exposure to light, which limits its usage in baked goods and beverages. Consequently, dietary supplements in the form of hard- and soft-gelatin capsules are the best delivery systems of natural astaxanthin.

Open Ponds do not produce efficiently in Colder Climates , during Winter, or in Northern Hemisphere .

Tubes, pipes, vats, and Open Pond systems all have the same Fatal Flaw : they  are all

going to be shut down from Bacterial Contamination , and biomass will be lost and the entire algae production system must be purged and de-contaminated.

The ALGAentis Growth Trays  are removed and replaced, with sterilized  Growth Tray inserts,  after each  Batch Harvest , eliminating the Bio-Film buildup,   that causes Bacterial  Contamination