A Nossa História

Algicel-Biotecnologia e Investigação

Algicel - Biotecnologia e Investigação, Lda was founded in 2007 to establish a consortium with the University of the Azores for the development of an R&D project in microalgae cultivation. A scientific research project was established and began activities in 2007 ending in 2011. It was supported by the Regional Government of the Azores and obtained community funding.

An industrial scale pilot unit was thus built for the cultivation of microalgae in closed photobioreactors. After 3 years of testing, the desired results were achieved with regard to the productivity of a Haematococcus pluvialis cultivation process in a closed photobioreactor. The process and equipment gave rise to a patent. At the same time, actions and studies of a commercial nature were initiated to assess the sales potential. Only in 2016 was it possible to obtain the complete financing from equity, credit and from the European Union for investment under the Competir + program in order to be able to carry out the industrial project.

A nossa jornada começou com uma ideia e a vontade de fazer a coisa certa para proporcionar vidas mais felizes. Já percorremos um longo caminho, ainda assim, este é apenas o começo na exploração de oportunidades com microalgas.

A Algicel, Lda é detida por três sócios:

    • M. Helena Pereira da Silva – Licenciada em Finanças, Pós-graduada em Análise de Sistemas

    • Luis Filipe Chaves Medeiros Teves – Licenciado em Engenharia da Produção e Gestão Industrial, Mestre em Gestão

    • Gonçalo C. F. Teixeira da Mota – Licenciado em Engenharia Agro-Industrial, Téc. Superior de Segurança e Higiene no Trabalho

Curiosidades da construção: Início construção 2018; Área outdoors – 1 ha; Estruturas de suporte para fotobioreactores – 13 km de tubo quadrado; Fotobioreactores R250 – 1.010 unid; Fotobioreactores R100 – 2.896 unid; Mini-fotobioreactores – 220 unid; Balões de Erlenmeyer – 440 unid; Tubos de ensaio – 1.000 unid; Válvulas – 11.718 unid; Tubagens – 10 km

Team

Helena Silva
M. Helena Pereira da Silva
President
Gonçalo Mota
Gonçalo Mota
Business Executive
A Nossa Historia, Algicel
Luís Teves
Operations Executive
A Nossa Historia, Algicel
Emanuel Xavier
Science and Quality Manager
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