The Mexicali Valley has tremendous potential for the production of algae to be utilized as food, feed and fuels.
Aquaviridis is building relationships with St. Cloud State University and Autonomous University of Baja California.
Aquaviridis, Inc. (Latin for Green Water) has developed a facility to operate known technologies on a pilot scale south of Mexicali in Ejido Nuevo Leon, Baja California Norte, Mexico. The technologies to be used at the companies facilities are open ponds, close loop photo bioreactors and heterotrophic systems. The pilot scale testing is at the location that the full commercial scale project installation is planned. Aquaviridis will test and modify the technologies to develop techniques and equipment to produce the most commercial viable alga cultivar and production methods utilizing the local resources in the environmental conditions at the Mexicali Valley location. Additional to the advantages of being located in the Mexicali region, Aquaviridis has the most experienced personnel in commercial algae farming worldwide. Our technical and commercial development staff has decades of real experience in production, harvesting, biomass processing, product development and commercialization of products based in algae. The project’s intent is the development of economical algal crops as agricultural in Mexico and the United States in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Aquaviridis proposes to exploit immediate opportunities in algal-based human dietary ingredients, while demonstrating scalability of our low cost methods for producing algae as fish meal protein replacements and other high value animal feed applications.
- Unique low-cost proprietary method of astaxanthin rich Haematococcus production in either open ponds and/or photo-bioreactors. This method will enable Aquaviridis to be the low-cost producer.
- Unique low-cost proprietary method of Spirulina production in open ponds. This method will enable Aquaviridis to be the low-cost producer while accessing the premium certified organic market segment.
- Access to valuable and cold weather cultivars.
- Location: Greatly contributing to competitive advantages are: high solar irradiation, flat low-cost land, inexpensive water, access to geothermal hot water, geothermal CO2, Cerro Prieto soil type, excellent access to low cost organic fertility resources, industrial, commercial and transportation infrastructure in close proximity to markets and educated and motivated work force.
- The best personnel in the algae industry, with decades of proven experience in commercial production of algae, harvesting and algae processing, and commercialization of algae products
- Access to cutting edge technologies for record algae production yields, systems control and automation, decontamination and microbiological control, water salinity control, algae flocculation and lysing, extraction of valuable substances and reformation of biomass into biofuels.