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1 Microalgae facilities for production of bio-product at AgroTech - from laboratory to semi-commercial scale : Morten Storgaard Business Manager

2 Welcome to AgroTech Research-based consultancy and technological services Approved Technology Institute (GTS) for agri-technology and food innovation Headquarters in Agro Food Park - a knowledge cluster in the food- and agricultural industry Department at the University of Copenhagen s campus in Taastrup

3 AgroTech accelerate business AgroTech transforms science into business through knowledge-based consultancy, technological services and innovation within the fields of: /Environment /Plants /Food

4 What is a GTS-institute? 9 different institutes in the GTS system Private and non-profit Approved by the minister of science, technology and higher education Independent, research-based consultancy and technology transfer Focus on small and mediumsized companies

5 Business Units Plant Technology Field Trials Food & Foodservice Environmental Technology GreenHouse Technology

6 Plant technology Biotechnology Plant breeding and innovation

7 Greenhouse technology Climate management Green living environments

8 Software development, monitoring and statistics WEB programming Interaction- and interface design Development and support of IT systems Online monitoring and Big Data Mathematical modeling and statistics Data into knowledge!

9 Testing and laboratory facilities Microalgae lab Foodture lab Test centre, green living environment Crop test Crop quality lab Environmental technology lab Bio lab Biotech service lab Plant pathology lab

10 AgroTech s microalgae activities Controlled conditions

11 AgroTech s focus AgroTech s focus is on microalgae based production of high-value bio products e.g. feed for fish breeding, human consumption or extractable ingredients Organisms Arthrospira platensis test and customer specific tasks Synechocuccus - project high-value terpenoids Rhodomonas salina project - copepod feed Nannochloropsis, Haematococcus, other future

12 AgroTech cover the span from research to semi-commercial production Up-scaling of microalgae production Single cell -> petri dish -> 1 L -> 30 L -> 500 L Batch production in climate boxes (1-30 L) test of media etc. 500 L Demo-PBR for contineous, semi-commercial production Calculation of yield and economy Future - harvesting and measurement of yield (biomass, content etc.)

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14 Test reactor and centrifuge Indsæt nyt billede her og slet dette grå felt. Brug de angivne guidelinjer til at skalere billedet til som her, så de har samme størrelse og placeret identisk på alle slides. Photosynthesis measurement Continuous flow centrifuge ( RPM)

15 Commercial project: COMA Algae as feedstock for copepods to fish production Indsæt nyt billede her og slet dette grå felt. Brug de angivne guidelinjer til at skalere billedet til som her, så de har samme størrelse og placeret identisk på alle slides. Food chain: Algae Copepod Fish

16 Commercial project: Plant Power Indsæt nyt billede her og slet dette grå felt. Brug de angivne guidelinjer til at skalere billedet til som her, så de har samme størrelse og placeret identisk på alle slides. Goal: GMO algae as biological factory for ingredients to the medical industry Wild type Synechococcus sp.

17 Partners Universities KU Dep. of Plant and Environmental Sciences Dep. of Biology Nano-Science-Center RUC SDU Private companies Evolva Biotech A/S AKVAgroup AquaCircle Fionia Lighting Greenhouse nurseries Outside Denmark LGem, Holland Wageningen, Holland Novagreen, Tyskland University of Kent, UK

18 Lars Jørgensen Jakob Skov Pedersen Coordinator, production and practical Technical equipment and measurements Anker Kuehn Hanne Hasselager Nutrients, photosynthesis and climate control Lab work, media and sterile handling Read more on agrotech.dk/en or contact: Morten Storgaard Business Manager Mobile AgroTech A/S Institut for Jordbrugs- og FødevareInnovation Institute for Agri Technology and Food Innovation Agro Food Park 15. DK-8200 Aarhus N Tel Fax

19 knowledge of algae cultivation and technology in teaching and information, as well as create a practical experience offered to both students and the (business) guests. Read more on agrotech.dk/en or contact: Mobile AgroTech A/S Institut for Jordbrugs- og FødevareInnovation Institute for Agri Technology and Food Innovation Agro Food Park 15. DK-8200 Aarhus N Tel Fax

20 1. Our core focus: Production of high-value bio products R&D Project collaborations/partnerships Commercial projects with industry partners 2. What we offer: Characterization and optimization Upscaling from lab to semi-commercial production 3. What we hope to gain from this workshop: Increase the network to new partners Spread the knowledge of our capabilities, both in Denmark and Norway New exciting collaborations Summary and Invitation slide, Kalundborg 26th Nov 2014

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