Algae Cultivation

Varicon Aqua is the manufacturer of the Phyco-™ range of photobioreactors and the Cell-Hi line of algal nutrients. Based in the UK their team have more than 30 years’of experience in design, consulting, construction and deployment of algae photobioreactors and aquaculture production systems worldwide. Providing both laboratory and industrial scale platforms for the cultivation of algae to a broad range of commercial and academic partners. A dedicated team of technicians, researchers, engineers and biologists who understand algal bioprocesses; from wastewater treatment to bulk and high value production.

To date they have deployed over 200 photobioreactor systems across the globe, ranging in scale from 5 L to 400,000 L. All Varicon Aqua systems are built to high specifications using precision manufacturing processes. Prominent products include the BioFence™, from which our current first in class system the serpentine Phyco-Flow™ was developed. Newer systems include vertical column photobioreactors, the Phyco-Lift and Phyco-Bubble; and their internally illuminated reactor, the Phyco-Pyxis™.

Furthermore, they supply a broad range of specialised Cell-Hi algae nutrient and culture media as well as concentrates, aquaculture feeds and water treatments.