Corbion makes US$20m “stalking horse” bid for bankrupt TerraVia (diverse Mikroalgenprodukte)

http://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/corbion-makes-us20m-stalking-horse-bid-for-bankrupt-terravia.html

http://terravia.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TerraVia

02 Aug 2017 — Corbion has signed an agreement to bid for substantially all of the assets of innovative microalgae specialist TerraVia, as the bidding war for the beleaguered microalgae company begins. Corbion announced that it has entered into a „stalking horse“ stock and asset purchase agreement with TerraVia Holdings, Inc., a food and specialty ingredients company with a broad and diverse platform centered on ingredients and branded products derived from microalgae. The execution of the stock and asset purchase agreement is subject to a sale process to be conducted under Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Mehr dazu...

Unternehmen: Subitec – Plattenreaktor

http://subitec.com

Subitecs patentierte Plattenreaktorentechnologie

Grundlage für die industrielle Nutzung von Mikroalgen und deren Inhaltsstoffe ist der weltweit patentierte Flat Panel Airlift (FPA) Photobioreaktor. Unter Ausnutzung der Sonne als Energiequelle und Rauchgase als CO2-Quelle können hohe Biomassekonzentrationen bei gleichzeitig hoher Produktivität erreicht werden. Ressourcen wie Wasser und Nährstoffe werden dabei geschont. Somit werden die Voraussetzungen für eine kommerzielle Massenproduktion von Mikroalgen im Freiland erfüllt. Mehr dazu...

Startup: CellDEG Membranreaktoren Labormaßstab

CellDEG    http://celldeg.com

Celldeg provides High-Density Cultivators (HDCs) for microalgae and cyanobacteria

Although microalgae and cyanobacteria can be grown theoretically with much higher yield per irradiated area than crop plants and can be adapted to produce biofuels and other valuable products of photosynthesis, a major problem for their practical and economic applications consists in the low productivities and cell densities obtainable at present in pilot scale photobioreactors. A main reason for the handicap of low cell density in present-date photobioreactors can be seen in the limited use of light in some distance from the irradiated area and sub-optimal turbulent mixing of the culture by the gas-bubble flow. Mehr dazu...