POTENTIAL AND CHALLENGE
Microalgae have the potential to become the leading source of our food and nutrition as they grow exponentially fast, require very little resources and produce many valuable products such as proteins, fatty acids, carotenoids and more. However, despite the enormous potential in many markets, microalgae cultivation remains very costly due to outdated technologies which require much land, water, power and labor and produce unreliable supplies.
Brevel developed a groundbreaking technology for cultivation of highquality microalgae at unprecedented costs. High-tech indoor, sterile and fully automated photo-bioreactors are illuminated from within at high intensity to produce microalgae at yields per land x200 higher and more than 90% cheaper than the current state of the art. Medium-scale prototypes operate at performances much higher than expected and the industrial scale-up is set to Q4 2019.
Brevel aims to become a central player in all markets where microalgae are required, but will scale-up in 2 stages.
Stage I: Construct a pilot industrial factory and produce a natural feed supplement for the salmon industry at an affordable cost to replace the current synthetic alternative which is prohibited for human consumption.
Stage II: Organic growth in the salmon market alongside licensing agreements with large strategic players in additional markets for rapid scale-up.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”
We believe that big changes come from complete paradigm shifts and not from incremental improvements to current technologies. That is why in Brevel we choose to take a very different approach to the microalgae cultivation industry.