ATL design and manufacture column for display by Fermentalg at SUEZ exhibition United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

ATL recently completed the design and manufacture of a prototype microalgae culture airlift column for the highly specialised French company Fermentalg, which thanks to ATL’s proven ability to work hand in hand with the client’s design team, resulted in a very successful outcome.

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Faced with a very demanding time scale of just 12 weeks from concept to completion the team at ATL developed an approach which overcame material supply difficulties in order to produce this experimental piece on time and to a strict budget. The completed column needed to be commissioned, tested and cosmetically finished in time to be displayed to the world at the SUEZ exhibition hosted during the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

The complex design which was manufactured in composite GRP and acrylic needed to incorporate an integral reservoir, air compression and diffusion, pumped recirculation, liquid heating, monitoring, harvesting and lighting facilities all within a 600mm diameter x 3400mm high envelope. A very demanding set of criteria.

We are delighted to announce that the prototype was completed and delivered to the client’s premises near Bordeaux on time and on budget and that when ‘dressed up’ it made for a successful and spectacular exhibit in the Grand Palais in Paris. Our congratulations go out to Fermantalg for a truly innovative approach and for their faith in ATL to deliver the goods.

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