Algae are very diverse and found almost everywhere on the planet. They play an important role in many ecosystems, including providing the foundation for the aquatic food chains supporting all fisheries in the oceans and inland, as well as producing about 70 percent of all the air we breathe.
Most microalgae grow through photosynthesis – by converting sunlight, CO2 and a few nutrients, including nitrogen and phosphorous, into material known as biomass.
The genus Nannochloropsis comprises at least six photoautotrophic algal species in the Eustigmatophyceae stramenopile lineage that are found in fresh, brackish, and ocean waters. Nannochloropsis cells reproduce asexually, dividing to yield two daughter cells that then shed their mother cell wall. Several Nannochloropsis species have been studied as candidate production strains in large-scale biofuel facilities because of their hardy outdoor growth profiles and high lipid yields. They are also producers of valuable pigments and nutritive oils and are commonly used as an aquaculture feed.
Our proprietary AAA bioreactor technology enables us to produce large volumes of high-quality microalgae ingredients for customers all over the world. Unlike other methods our AAA bioreactor technology allows us to cultivate the algae with high EPA values 24/7 up to 50 tons per year.
A special designed stainless steel structure, allows a large number of AAA basic units to be placed side by side and stacked on top of each other in several levels, which reduces ground surface requirement and operational costs of running a full-scale production plant.