A4F – Algafuel, S.A.
A4F AlgaFuel, S.A. is a spin-out from Necton S.A., dedicated to the development and delivering bioengineering projects for the industrial production of microalgae. Necton established in 1997 with an extensive R&D curriculum and experience of large-scale production of microalgae using raceways and outdoor photobioreactors continuously in the last 12 years for aquaculture and cosmetic markets.
A4F is dedicated to the development of microalgae Production Units in high-emitting industries for CO2 mitigation, adapted to the specific conditions of the client’s plant. For this, A4F proposes an innovative approach through a gradual scale-up, to maximize the performance of each process. The Prototype Unit, implemented on a cement plant (Secil) was the first set of tubular photobioreactor systems, from cell to biomass, on a scale that established "proof of concept". It has evolved into Algafarm – a 1 ha microalgae production unit as a joint project between Secil and A4F – which is already commercializing Chlorella for the food and feed industries.
Role within the Project
Coordination of WP5 (Photobioreactor design & development) and WP8 (Business plan, exploitation and dissemination), contributions in other WPs
Dr. Vitor Verdelho Vieira
Campus do Lumiar, Edificio E – R/C
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar
1649-038 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. +351 218 072 499