Aurora Algae has optimized salt-water algae strains that thrive in open ponds, utilizing seawater rather than fresh water to conserve resources. Our particular strain is lighter in color than wild-type algae, allowing deeper penetration of sunlight, thereby extending the zone for algae reproduction and increasing yield.
Aurora Algae has also pioneered a unique, energy-efficient method of harvesting, leveraging technology from waste-water treatment industry rather than using a traditional centrifuge approach. These process improvements over traditional algae production, harvesting, and extraction methods, combined with the company’s ability to take excess carbon dioxide from third-party industrial plants, will result in premium, cost-competitive and carbon-neutral products.
The company’s patented system begins with proprietary biology and process design. Our scientists have screened a myriad of strains in search of microalgae that outperform others in terms of oil production and algal biomass yield. We have isolated characteristics of our select portfolio to maximize production performance and to increase oil purity and concentration.