Our Technologies Include:
There are more than 100,000 algae species on the planet, each with a set of unique characteristics and output traits that offer potential value to industry and society. With a world class phycology and microbiology team, Heliae offers clients access to its library of wild and enhanced algae strains, each selected and honed for key attributes to offer a wide range of product and service functionality. Whether targeting the production of a known algal product or exploring new product formulations with novel algae ingredients, Heliae can work to select the strain that matches your needs.
We have a robust algae strain library with constantly expanding inventory. Our strains fall into two main categories:
With significant investment in advanced algae research and years of field experience producing algae at scale, Heliae now offers a complete series of commercially-validated algae production systems. From strain screening, in-situ mobile pilot systems, seed production units, and the Volaris production platform, Heliae is in a position to deliver complete turn-key production systems or focused technical solutions to meet your needs.
Our interdisciplinary team has leveraged experience in light management, microbiology, advanced engineering, process design, algae kinetics, fluid dynamics, and the latest in process modeling to assemble best-in-class, best-in-cost systems that out-perform conventional technology. Our technology provides the key to improved production rates, reduced contamination, and cost reduction that delivers a competitive advantage to any algae production facility. For more information on our algae production offerings, please contact us.
Volaris™ Commercial Production Platform
Volaris is the next generation of turn-key algae production platforms. Leveraging the best practices of phototrophic and heterotrophic production methods, Heliae has pioneered and perfected a hybrid platform that uses sunlight and waste carbon feedstocks to increase production rates, reduce capital costs, and offer a dramatic improvement in product flexibility. The advanced control system included in the Volaris production platform affords precise management of algae cultures, thereby reducing contamination, increasing product quality, and improving overall operational economics. Volaris offers commercial producers a viable scalable production system that reduces costs to produce algae and therefore broadens customer access to markets. Heliae’s Volaris platform technology is unlocking the full value of algae for customers and partners worldwide. For more information on Volaris, please contact us.
Heliae’s need for a rapid screening system to shorten the time from strain discovery to product development led to the development of AMP. Whether utilizing known species or bio-prospecting for novel algae varieties, vetting strain characteristics and performance metrics can be a resource-intensive and lengthy process. AMP allows algae firms to quickly and cost-effectively examine strain viability, identify optimal growth parameters, and assess product development potential. AMP reduces the time and cost of strain screening and increases the accuracy of strain selection for customers. For more information on AMP, please contact us.
Although algae are ubiquitous across the globe, local conditions vary widely and are a critical factor in dictating the design and operating parameters of an algae facility. Bio-prospecting for local algae strains and performing site analysis for production facilities necessitate in-situ pilot operations that give development firms the ability to efficiently collect data and drive the planning and execution of your algae project. Heliae’s MACS System offers customers a valuable tool for all aspects of project planning. From initial bio-prospecting surveys to feasibility studies of local water, contaminants, and climatic factors, MACS reduces uncertainty and increases the odds of success for any design and planning process. With remote capabilities and rapid analytics, MACS is essential for firms developing algae production facilities. For more information on our MACS Mobile Pilot System, please contact us.
The production of axenic algae seed is a critical aspect of any production facility. Our proprietary Helix technology is compatible with most algae species and has been proven to reliably and affordably provide continuous production of high quality seed to support commercial-scale algae production. Helix boasts a closed glass tubular reactor design with an advanced controls package that allows operators to control production parameters, eliminate contamination, and reliably deliver healthy vibrant algae cultures over extended growth cycles. Incorporation of this unit in an algae operation will dramatically reduce contamination in downstream production units, increase performance, and improve overall facility economics. For more information on the Helix Seed Production Systems, please contact us.
One size does not fit all in harvesting solutions for algae production. The optimal harvesting solution is driven by a variety of factors including algae strain, size, stage of growth, shape, and target product stream. Heliae offers expertise across multiple existing methods and a variety of novel harvesting technologies, including centrifugation, membrane filtration, flocculation, and additional solids separation technology. Regardless of context, Heliae has the capacity to offer single or multi-step solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.
The type 10 is part of a new generation of dynamic settlers, both in process characteristics as in the mechanical construction. With a feed flow maximum of 750 liter per hour, the type 10 positions itself for processing by research institutions, inoculation processes, small scale algae operations and testing for algae harvesting and various other mixtures.
The type 25 is part of a new generation of dynamic settlers, both in process characteristics and mechanical construction. With a feed flow maximum of 4000 liters per hour, the type 25 positions itself in the mid-range of the Evodos dynamic settlers.