BioProcess Algae operates two important production facilities in Maine and Iowa.
Our Maine facility houses the Biology Group including strain selection, strain improvement and culture scale-up. Our personnel in Maine will work with downstream partners to identify robust strains with desirable product profiles, After optimizing selected strains for large-scale culture stability, the Maine group will scale up seed cultures for production in Iowa.
Our Iowa operation is our primary commercial demonstration effort, where we have been co-located with a Green Plains’ ethanol plant in Shenandoah since 2009. Our operations include inoculums scale-up, commercial-scale reactors, automated process control and full dewatering infrastructure. Reactors re-use CO2 emissions and waste heat from the ethanol plant to increase productivity and reduce operating costs.