A4F - Algafuel is a Portuguese company deeply involved in biotechnology and sustainability. It focuses on the development and operation of industrial scale algae facilities, based on a strong track record of RD&I projects.
A4F designs, builds, operates and transfers technological solutions and systems for the industrial production and biorefining of algae, selecting the technologies that better meet customers’ needs. It is part of a bioindustrial group focused on the development and deployment of technologies for bioprocesses, using marine & aquatic biomass.
Green Aqua is a Portuguese investment group focused on projects in the aquatic and marine biotechnology sector. It aims at leading the algae production market for its ability to produce sustainably, for its capacity to capture and utilize CO2 emissions from industries, for the innovation of the projects it develops and for the quality of its products.
Green Aqua owns and operates at Póvoa de Santa Iria, near Lisbon, the largest microalgae production platform in Europe, having a unique concept and incorporating a biorefinery for the production of oils rich in Omega-3.
Algalif® is a leading supplier of high-grade natural astaxanthin from microalgae, produced at its state-of-the-art facility in Iceland. Algalif is dedicated to solving the nutritional needs of current and future generations through the development and delivery of sustainable, high-quality microalgae ingredients.
The company is built on a foundation of quality, purity, and sustainability, and remains firmly committed to these principles. In producing its high-quality, clean, sustainable microalgae ingredients, Algalif utilizes proprietary growing and harvesting processes, and leverages renewable, sustainable resources from abundant Icelandic sources. Its Astalif™ astaxanthin is a carotenoid, shown to be one of the most potent antioxidants available. It is produced in a state-of-the-art, cGMP facility that is 100% powered by renewable geothermal energy, and incorporates stringent water conservation practices.
Backed by research, Astalif is ideal for dietary supplement applications targeting: healthy aging, sports nutrition, cardiovascular health, cognitive health and eye health.
Extrasynthese in an independent company, established since 1986 in Lyon area (France), specialized in natural products chemistry. We are expert in extraction, synthesis, biosynthesis, purification and analysis of small molecules from the plant kingdom. We offer a large catalog of phytochemicals analytical standards. We offer R&D technical services to our customers and we regularly participate to collaborative research projects funded by the European Commission.
Founded in 1983, Fluid Air provides custom, efficient, and effective solid dosage processing equipment and systems that can meet the most challenging powder modification and creation application. A division of Spraying Systems, Fluid Air technology is used to help the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, fine chemical, agriculture, and biopharmaceutical industries daily. Learn more about Fluid Air at www.fluidairinc.com.
The GICON® Group is a group of international, independently operating engineering service providers. Sustainability in the handling of resources, in the use of energy and in the extraction of raw materials as well as a responsible approach to risks in favour of a clean environment and a society worth living in - both today and in the future - these are the guidelines that guide our daily work and this is how we understand our service to our customers.
GICON® was founded in 1994 and is an owner-managed engineering office with its headquarters in Dresden, Germany. More than 500 employees work in more than 30 departments in several branches in Germany and worldwide.
Innovation through research is a GICON® trademark. Both as a service provider for our customers and for the further development of the company, we research and develop new processes, products and services. To this end, we have created an extensive network of cooperative relationships with leading research institutions.
GICON® engineers have planned a broad variety of photobioreactor plants ranging from R&D to commercial sized systems for 25 years using their detailed expertise in plant design, approval planning, process engineering, biotechnology, biology and bioenergy systems. As one of its main R&D areas, GICON® is active in several projects to further develop microalgae-based technology solutions.
Idea Bioprocess Technology is an Italy-based company, leader in the area of smart lab equipment for applications and processes related to biotechnology (industrial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, biogas technology, microalgal technology, etc.), that develops innovative, reliable and high-quality devices for industry and academy. All Idea devices are created with an "open technology" concept at the base. The equipment is an open system fully customizable in all its aspects (software, hardware, reaction vessels, etc.), and adaptable to future integrations/modifications. Thanks to this feature everything is easy and time-saving: all devices are sold pre-configured and ready to use.
In the field of microalgal lab technology Idea Bioprocess Technology has introduced several devices for research activities and for parallel monitoring of full-scale plants such as photo-respirometers, biomass measurement systems, microalgal light sources, modular photobioreactors and the new device MICROALGAL BOX that will be presented at the trade show.
Founded in 2010, Industrial Plankton Inc. designs and manufactures turnkey bioreactors
Our technology is optimized for reliability, ease of use, and biosecurity. Customers operate our photobioreactors in 24 countries around the globe. Our equipment is highly automated, increasing reliability and saving operators countless hours. The result is trustworthy equipment capable of easily and reliably producing biosecure, algae.
Lgem offers reliable systems for cultivating any algae at any scale. With over 16 years of experience with autotrophic algae, Lgem provides a solid basis of knowledge, skills, technology, and R&D.
Lgem’s iconic two-phase PBR solutions have increased productivity and deliver stable algae production at lower operational costs. Lgem’s patented PBR systems are automated, fully integrated, and industry 4.0-ready. Lgem’s PBRs range from 20 litres to >1.000.000 litres.
At Lgem, investment risk reduction is a crucial success factor for its clients. The AlgaeHUB facility (>20 FTE, 7.000 m2 with >10 production units available) allows customers to optimise and validate their business case on an industrial scale before making significant investments.
Currently, Lgem works for both established and new innovative food companies and the feed, pharma, and cosmetic industries. Lgem can successfully cultivate more than ten different microalgae strains, including some of the most fragile species/variants.
Liqoflux focuses on algae harvesting & water treatment for the algae industry. We offer all algae harvesting & water treatment solutions to make your algae production successful: from purifying the water for algae cultivation, harvesting your algae culture to recycling the water back to production.
Cuccolini Srl – Virto Group is an Italian Company active in the engineering, manufacturing and sale of industrial sieving equipment since 1989. Their wide experience in more than 300 different industrial separation applications and more than 20,000 sieves installed worldwide, both for powders and liquids, made it possible to create a specific vibrating sieve series for spirulina harvesting (7 to 35 µm). Our units are easy to clean and to maintain, versatile in terms of size and mesh aperture, to match with any spirulina harvesting requirements and can be used as stand-alone units or within a complete plant. Virto-Cuccolini is always open to innovating sieving needs and requirements.
At the crossroads of life sciences and bio-processes, we develop the next generation of natural ingredients from microalgae for a better living.
Based in the South of France near Montpellier, Microphyt is a leading company in the development, production and commercialization of microalgae-based bioactives for health and beauty. With more than 10 years of expertise in the field, Microphyt leverages microalgae’s previously untapped diversity to provide unique solutions for Nutrition and Wellness. Microphyt's technologies, developed in-house and patented, enable the controlled production of a wide variety of microalgae sustainably at an industrial scale. Microphyt currently employs 50 people and has filed 7 patent families.
With the unique Vibro™ Technology, SANI Membranes offers a technology where harvest, separation, and concentration can all be done in one single unit. The Vibro™ units handle harvesting, thickening, dewatering, and even separation of algae debris and protein, as well as protein concentration.
The technology makes it possible to optimize several separation processes within the algae industry, where centrifuges, hollow fibers, ceramic membranes, and other separation techniques can be replaced. Vibro™ Technology is characterized by its ability to reach very high concentrations, such as nannocloropsis up to 190 g/l and chlorella up to 290 g/l. With Vibro™ Technology, you also get a solution that gives you a reusable permeate, scales up easily, is user-friendly, is simple to install, and has low energy consumption.
SCHOTT is a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on specialty glass. Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion – this is what has driven the #glasslovers at SCHOTT for more than 130 years. SCHOTT’s Business Unit Tubing is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of glass tubing, rods and profiles. SCHOTT Tubing provides customized products and services for international growth markets such as pharmaceuticals and electronics as well as industrial and environmental engineering, like photobioreactors (PBR). With DURAN® borosilicate glass tubing, manifolds, bends and food-grade couplings the BU Tubing provides ideal materials for algae cultivation in PBR systems: Smooth interior surfaces are easy to clean, protect against biocontamination and ensure food grade algae quality. With a lifetime of over 50 years and a consistently high light transmission, glass offers a cost effective and productive solution.
Synoxis algae designs and markets a wide range of automated high-density algae cultivation systems: photobioreactors, barrels, raceways. From microalgae to macroalgae, it provides different solutions for algae culture experts around the world from different sectors, such as food, cosmetics, research, green chemistry, and aquaculture. As a spin-off of the plastics manufacturer Synoxis, existing since 1981, Synoxis algae has twenty years of experience in the field of aquaculture. In 2003, Synoxis participated in the thesis of Erell Olivo called “Design and study of a photobioreactor for the continuous production of microalgae in aquaculture hatcheries”, in partnership with Ifremer and the University of Nantes. This led to several years of research and development on algae cultivation systems and algal biotechnology. Its range of microalgae photobioreactors is made up of three models: a small benchtop model NANO (3 L) for research laboratories, a nomadic intermediate model LUCY (16 L) for the production of inoculum and an industrial model JUMBO (285 L) for mass production. Today, Synoxis algae has 60 installations in France and abroad in all business sectors.
A high level of specialization, a strong dedication to innovation and a natural commitment to maximizing the energy efficiency in each process, plant and machine, are the distinguishing features of TMCI Padovan, leader in the filtration technology, thanks to its spirit and mission to be always at the forefront. Grown in more than one century of history, this group invented some of the most innovative systems in the market today, winners of prestigious international awards.
Thanks to our deep market knowledge, world-wide collaborations with the finest experts in the field, partnerships with universities and research centers, experience gathered through close cooperation with top customers, today it offers the most powerful and efficient solutions to all those customers who want to be aligned with emerging needs of superior product quality, with an eye to cost saving and return on investment.