New innovative algae cultivation process with technique adjusted to Swedish climate targeting circular economy

Reference number 2017-00473
Coordinator AlgaeWay AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration August 2017 - February 2018
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups
Call Innovativa startups fas 1 Våren 2017

Purpose and goal

Purpose was to optimize technology with the objectives: a) generate a new innovative technology solution transferred to environmentally friendly cultivation in Swedish climate, and at the same time learn how to later build circular economics b) Produce algae biomass/powder with an environmentally friendly and innovative process, thanks to a more modern technology compared to used in Sweden today. Both objectives were met: a) The technology was put in a greenhouse to evaluate parameters for circular economy. b) Microalgae was produced in batches, in daylight; analyzed and verified

Expected results and effects

Our innovative process together with our technology had the goal to contribute to nine of the UN´s 17 sustainability goals. These goals guided us evaluating the options for each decision with the aim of optimizing technology, and has established priorities for future projects. The technology was optimized to create favorable sustainable conditions for the algae so that they could grow faster compared to existing solutions in the market. The project showed that the conditions of technology and the local area affected different strains of our microsales in different ways.

Planned approach and implementation

1 Technology was installed 1.1 Natural daylight was maximized 2 Parameters and technologies for optimized cultivation were adapted with support from consultants, experts/advisors 2.1 Analyzed regularly for validation of parameters 2.2 Factors were defined for optimal cultivation 2.3 The technique was developed based on optimization of the cultures 3 Regular reconciliation with consultants 4 Ongoing reporting, final report Analysis: We know the most important parameters that need to be controlled during the winter, for environmentally friendly cultivation and process.

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