SOURCE: Solix BioSystems Inc.

Solix BioSystems

March 29, 2011 08:00 ET

Solix BioSystems Introduces for Sale the Lumian™ AGS4000, a 4000 Liter Outdoor Algae Growth System for R&D and Inoculum Production

FT. COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - Solix BioSystems today announced the availability for sale of the Lumian™ AGS4000, a 4000 liter, high productivity, integrated Algae Growth System (AGS™) that provides an outdoor growth environment for the evaluation of algal species or as a source of clean culture inoculum for larger growth systems. The Lumian AGS4000, which utilizes Solix's proprietary floating photobioreactor panels (Lumian panels), offers a unique solution for customers seeking a high productivity, reliable algae growth environment outside the laboratory.

"The Lumian AGS4000 is the first commercial launch of Solix's Lumian algae production systems. It is for customers interested in outdoor growth systems for R&D or to generate clean inoculum," said Joel Butler, Solix's Chief Executive Officer. "Its integrated design allows a customer to quickly establish an outdoor algae production system, taking advantage of Solix's experience in both system design as well as algae cultivation. In our AGS in Ft. Collins, Co., we have been able to continuously grow algae for 3 years now with no production failures and with peak growth rates of more than 3000 gallons of lipids per acre per year ( > 29,000 liters per hectare per year)."

Solix's proprietary Lumian panels combine extensive engineering design to optimize algae light exposure with biological know-how to maximize algae growth. Solix's unique combination of engineering and biology expertise has resulted in an algae growth system that is cost competitive, scalable and highly automated.

The Lumian AGS4000 includes:

  • A thermal basin with 20 Lumian panels plus inoculum expansion lane and includes a dual header delivery systems for separate CO2 delivery to two independent sets of Lumian panels as well as the inoculum panels;
  • A complete integrated, compact support system for media preparation, harvest, reinjection and system cleaning;
  • A control system for programmable sparge gas timing, automated pH management and alarm notifications.

Customers can also opt for heating and cooling capabilities, dewatering and weather protection options. The equipment trailer can support up to six basins, if desired. Solix is willing to work with customers interested in custom sized cultivation solutions. For more information on the Lumian AGS4000, please contact Solix directly.

About Solix BioSystems
Solix BioSystems, Inc. is a developer of algae production technology designed to generate algal biocrude and other algal products on an industrial scale. Its proprietary AGS offers the ability to cost effectively produce algae products with high productivity and reliability. The Company works with partners interested in utilizing its AGS technology to produce products derived from algae and to reduce CO2 emissions. Solix BioSystems is headquartered in Ft. Collins, Colorado and has a demonstration facility near Durango in Southern Colorado. The Company is venture funded. For more information, visit www.solixbiosystems.com.

Contact Information

  • Solix BioSystems Contact:
    Joanna K. Money
    Vice President, Business Development
    Tel: (970) 692 5611
    Email: Email Contact

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