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.
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
4000x reduction in inoculum volume through contamination control
10x reduction in energy use