AlgaEnergy’s Strategic Plan has envisaged the responsible and progressive scale-up of its R&D and Production facilities, since the scientific and technological barriers that may be encountered do not only vary according to engineering parameters but also differ according to the volume of a particular crop, and the purpose for which it is intended.
The first culture facility, a mobile laboratory already much larger than in a laboratory, was completed in 2009 and its technology was fine-tuned over the course of 2010. In 2010, AlgaEnergy designed its new Experimentation Plant, whose construction at the “Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport” was completed in May, 2011. Since then, numerous researches are being undertaken at that plant, including challenging, comparing and contrasting strains, technologies and processes.
The next phase of AlgaEnergy’s Strategic Plan was the design and construction of the Production Plant in “Arcos de la Frontera (Cadiz)”, covering an area of 1 hectare. The first phase of this plant is operational since May 2014, and the production capacity is in continuous expansion ever since.