PhytoFence: Water Separated Algae Cultivation

In the PhytoFence the algae cells grow “separately from water” on a membrane. All cultivation systems on the market so far are based on water columns, in which the algae cells swim. By separating algae cells and water, we gain higher growth rates. Also, we are able to produce new algae species that do not grow in current systems. With our system, we gain algae mud with a water concentration of max. 20%. Centrifugation is not necessary anymore. Also, we can easily extend our system to a microalgae-aquaponics system.

Advantages of Our System