ALDUO™ : Powerful, Patented Technology for Consistent, Large-Scale Outdoor Algae Production
Cellana’s core technology is a photosynthetic production system that economically grows proprietary algae strains at a commercial-scale. The patented production system, called ALDUO™ technology, is unique in that it couples closed-culture photobioreactors with open ponds in a two-stage process. Previous attempts at scaling up algae production have used a photobioreactor or open pond individually, not coupled. Open pond production, which is needed for rapid algae growth, has historically been hampered by the contamination by undesirable algae strains. Photobioreactors by themselves are unable to produce algae at an acceptable rate and would take up too much room to become commercially viable.
With the development of this hybrid production system, Cellana has achieved significant breakthroughs for the large-scale production of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts.