What We Do
We get microalgae to do what they've been doing for over 2.5 billion years, faster, more efficiently, and with greater environmental, social and economic benefits for humankind.
Who We Are
We are a vertically-integrated producer of non-fuel high value products from microalgae; what does this really mean?
We take microalgae, better known as pond scum, the stuff that mucks up your pool when the chlorine runs out, and we make valuable products from them. We select the right strain, cultivate them in the lab, grow at commercial scale in our patented Photobioreactor (PBR), harvest the biomass, extract high value products, and market and sell these products.
Ever heard of Astaxanthin, Omega Oils, DHA, EPA, Carrageenan, Agar, Spirulina or Chlorella?
All algal products!
Microalgae are ubiquitous, versatile and contribute enormous value to Earth's ecosystems; they truly are the Planet's Primary Producers. Our patented Vertical Growth Module (VGM*) technology harnesses these micro-powerhouses of primary production, allowing us to cultivate them at scale and extract valuable products from them, with minimum marginal land requirements, low energy inputs, high water efficiency, low operating costs and extremely high quality.
1- Strain Selection
AlgEternal selects strains that have optimal traits for the desired product. Selecting the right algal strain means the difference between success and failure for achieving the desired outcome for either product or service from the microalgae. AlgEternal recognizes that because microalgae are ubiquitous on the planet and their ecology is extremely diverse, we may find solutions to many human problems in these organisms’ natural biological mechanisms and products.
4- Harvesting biomass (OriginClear* harvester)
Decades of research on algae have identified “dewatering” of microalgae to be a critical constraint; no matter how dense you believe your culture to be, it is never more than 5-15% solids. Getting your algae out of water can be the most time-consuming and costly aspect of production. Our OriginClear technology effectively resolves this obstacle to commercial-scale production.
2- Laboratory-Scale Cultivation (Bench-scale VGM*)
AlgEternal focuses on first being able to cultivate selected microalgae strains in the laboratory. The lab is where we perfect our understanding of the organisms’ life cycles, preferred environmental conditions, and optimal growth parameters. We then take the lessons learned in the lab and scale them up to commercial production.
5- Commercial-Scale Extraction of High-value products
AlgEternal assesses commercial scale methods using mainstream technologies for extraction of desired products from algal biomass. Our business model relies upon our ability to find existing technologies in other industries that can be easily applied to the microalgae biotechnology industry. Our philosophy remains “Keep It Simple”, rather than pursue esoteric and novel methods unless absolutely necessary. Innovation and Adaptation serve as the foundation for our commercial operations.
3- Commercial-Scale Cultivation VGM*
AlgEternal’s Crown Jewel, the patented Vertical Growth Module, allows us to produce microalgae, faster, cheaper, cleaner, and with fewer culture crashes than any other growth platform. Not pursuing biofuels, our economic feasibility relies on much higher value products. Commercial-scale cultivation remains perhaps the single greatest rate-determining step for any successful algae biotechnology company. We have solved that problem and continue to improve our vanguard VGM technology. No one else has our VGM.
6- Market to industry segments: Agro, Cosmetics, Nutritional
What’s the use of a product that has no market? Agtivate, our all-natural living microalgae-based soil amendment supplies an agriculture market that is projected to grow and increasingly demand natural soil stimulants. The skin care market for AlgAllure remains a vibrant and growing economic space with growing demands for natural skin therapies such as algal extracts. We build our sales and marketing strategies on independent scientific data and live testing that validate our products’ performance and efficacy and leverages multiple social media platforms and online presence to reach an increasingly aware consumer base.
The Future of Microalgae: Beyond Products to Real-World Applications
Our Core Values
The essence of AlgEternal’s identity
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of accountability to our investors, clients, partners and the public.
We advocate for and practice best sustainable practices in all our operations.
We practice generosity as a company and as individuals through the principles of Conscious Capitalism to elevate humanity.
We aim to provide the best service to our partners, clients, and the public.
No one works alone in our team; we share equally in the victories and the defeats.
Mimicking nature we find strength and resilience in diversity.
We apply creativity where science and technology are not enough.
We will be focused, determined and persistent in achieving our goals.
We will use disruption to drive growth in technology and processes, and create new markets.
Excellence shall be the hallmark of our technology, products and services.
Human civilizations are driven essentially by three imperatives: Energy, Environment, and Economy. Human societies have developed and either flourished or perished according to their ability to access Energy, sustainably exploit their Environments, and build their Economy to provide the quality of life desired. This "triple-E" concept underlies all facets of human life and our interaction with the Planet we call home. Humans have increasingly relied on fossil hydrocarbons since the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, deriving significant benefits, yet incurring significant costs as a result of environmental impacts.
We intend to reduce human dependence on petroleum/fossil hydrocarbons and create sustainable economic activity resulting in a healthier planet and improved quality of life for all. We believe that algae are "THE SOLUTION", not "a" solution. Without algae, human beings would not be here; algae created the conditions necessary for our life form to inhabit this planet. Algae possess the ability to reverse many of the negative impacts we have created while allowing us to continue to have the quality of life to which we have grown accustomed. Of great significance is the potential for algae to alleviate issues facing humanity on a global scale, e.g. access to food, remediation of pollution, and balancing atmospheric greenhouse gases.
Ultimately, the only difference between living algae and fossil hydrocarbons is TIME, TEMPERATURE, and PRESSURE. We have exploited fossil hydrocarbons for over 200 years and have derived enormous benefits from their use; however, we cannot deny that their use and benefits often come with significant costs. The time has come for us to find another platform for economic activity, one that will be truly sustainable and one whose use will not make the planet become inhospitable to us. This alternative platform is none other than algae. AlgEternal will demonstrate to the world that this microorganism, in its myriad forms, can be successfully harnessed for the benefit of all humanity.
SUPERIOR HARVESTING TECHNOLOGY
AlgEternal has selected the OriginClear* Algae Harvester as its primary technology for harvesting algae. One of the critical steps in the microalgae business is getting the algae out of the liquid medium in which they are grown.
The OriginClear* algae harvester gets microalgae out of liquid better than any other harvester we know. OriginClear's harvester can be operated either on a continuous or batch basis. This technology is fast, low energy, efficient, allows recycling of the culture media, harvests the algal cells without damage, and disinfects the media (removes pathogens). Most importantly, the OriginClear technology is chemical-free, using only electrical pulses combining electrocoagulation and electroflotation to remove microalgae from water.
People, Planet, Profit.
AlgEternal operates in the microalgae biotechnology industry to identify appropriate algae strains, cultivate and harvest algae, and extract valuable products with applications in human and animal nutrition, cosmetics, biomedical, and pharmaceuticals, enhanced food production, wastewater treatment, and carbon capture and utilization, to achieve triple bottom line benefits. AlgEternal has four (4) revenue streams in advanced stages of development:
- Contract growing of algal biomass.
- Microalgae based soil amendment.
- Exopolysaccharides (EPS) for cosmetics and biomedical applications.
- C-Phycocyanin (CPC) for foods, cosmetics, and biomedical applications.