Advanced Capabilities – Facilities

  • 30,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art research and development laboratories dedicated to all aspects of algae process development
  • Indoor light and temperature-controlled algal grow rooms for advanced research on algal growth conditions to optimize desired cell growth
  • Cryopreservation storage for algal cell banking to ensure long-term product consistency
  • Nearly 10,000 sq. ft. research and development laboratories dedicated to: Molecular Biology, Analytics, Physiology, and screening and cultivation of strain collection
  • Berlin’s in-house strain collection comprises more than 1,000 cyanobacteria, representing different genera from very diverse, often extreme, habitats. These strains are a valuable resource for the identification of new products, like enzymes or secondary metabolites
  • Dedicated, professional analytical staff using state-of-the-art equipment and standards
  • All analytical data captured into LIMS system
  • Partial instrumentation list: GC, HPLC, LC-MS/MS (QToF), GC-MS, IC, KF, Organic Elemental Analyzer, UV/Vis Spectrophotometer, Organic Carbon Analyzer, ICP Spectrometer, Nutrient Analyzer, Thermal Analyzer, Spectrofluorometer
  • 4.5 acre outdoor facility to scale production parameters for commercial production
  • Multiple flexible commercial scale systems and prototype testing, allows rapid research on process variables to obtain desired production
  • SCADA system captures all ambient and culture parameters for data analysis
  • Licensed by Florida Division of Aquaculture, complying with industry Best Management Practices
  • Licensed by Florida Division of Aquaculture, complying with industry Best Management Practices
  • 2-acre site currently available for algae production; operational since 2014
  • Air and water micro-filtration systems reduce contaminants in production system
  • Proprietary LIMS system for documentation of process controls and batch validation