Global Algae Innovations is developing a broad array of radical advances spanning the entire algae production process to enable economical, sustainable production of protein and biofuel commodities
that will transform the world.

Our innovations significantly lower energy consumption, increase production efficiency, and are a fraction of the cost of conventional algae production technologies.  Our technology provides a strong return on investment for commercial production of algal protein for human consumption and animal feed, as well as high value products such as astaxanthin, pigments, and omega-3 oils.


Zobi harvester

This revolutionary new algae harvesting system uses advanced membranes to achieve 100% harvest efficiency and eliminate the need for secondary dewatering.  The system attains up to 15-20% concentrate in primary harvesting with a crystal clear permeate that is 10 times lower turbidity than U.S. drinking water standards.  Operation has been validated for many classes of algae including diatoms, green algae, cyanobacteria, and red algae.  The automated system is easy to operate, and algae are harvested at ambient pressure without exposure to high centrifugal forces or shear.  The scalable system is available in sizes from 5 gpm to 200,000 gpm. 
*Patent pending technology.  

Zobi comes from a combination of two Greek words for “life”, Bios and Zoe, which are representative of our corporate goals.

Bios, our physical life, e.g. body, food, water, clothing.  We are working to realize the high productivity of algae in protein and oil production solve global dilemmas including to avert a world protein crisis, halt climate change from GHG, reduce global conflict via biofuel availability, alleviate poverty, provide good jobs, and improve standards of living.

Zoe, our spirit and soul, e.g. meaning, purpose, fulfillment, inner joy, a “this is living” kind of life.  We are working to facilitate real, genuine, fulfilling, abundant lives in our team, local communities, and the world through (i) providing marriage, parenting, financial, and leadership training;  (ii) promoting volunteering and community service through special paid leave and our affiliated charity Stepping Forward International, and (iii) partnering globally with Compassion International.

Jesus came that we may have life (Zoe) and have if abundantly.  John 10:10
For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.  John 3:17


What We've Achieved

Global Algae Innovations has leveraged radical advances in large-scale algae production along with a systems approach and a detailed techno-economic model to develop breakthroughs throughout the entire process. We are demonstrating these advances in our operation that includes one of world’s largest open pond raceways and the world’s only large-scale open raceway facility utilizing power plant flue gas as the sole carbon dioxide source. We have implemented over 30 innovations at large-scale and have over 70 more on our current development map. These advances achieve orders of magnitude improvements over conventional technology, for example:

  • Raceway Design
    Scalable for 100x reduction in number of raceways ~ lower energy with 10x reduction in volumetric flow ~ 2x higher productivity
     
  • Harvest & Dewatering
    30x reduction in harvest and dewatering energy ~ 100% harvest efficiency with crystal clear recycled water ~ 4x reduction in flow
     
  • CO2 supply
    15x cost reduction ~ 70x reduction in energy use ~ 15x increase in capture efficiency ~ proven operation on power plant flue gas
     
  • Inoculation
    4000x reduction in inoculum volume through contamination control
     
  • Drying
    10x reduction in energy use