Fluch Silvia

Managing partner, COO Ecoduna

14th February

Session:  TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS IN PRODUCTION AND HARVESTING OF MICRO AND MACRO-ALGAE

Speech: An automated system for the algae production at industrial scale

Eparella GmbH, 100% daughter of the ecoduna AG, is a young Austrian SME biotech company which has developed and patented a procedure for the production of microalgae at industrial scale.  The eparella GmbH is running an industrial pilot plant of one hactare with 800m3 photoactive volume, based on its proprietary technology with the potential of producing up to 100 tonnes of dry algae biomass per year. Put into action in 2018, the large scale facility is running fully automated producing various microalgae in a contuinuous mode. Online parameter measurement with multiple senors allows a higly effective production with very little human input. In addtion harvesting technology is set up in a way to  minimize waste water generation producing the algae in a sustainable way. Here we will report on the first 12 months of production.

Curriculum Vitae