CO2 Capture | Microalgae Production | Carbon Credits
Our partnership with Bio Technical
Imperium Experts are now in partnership with Bio Technical, a world leading R&D team in the development of CO2 Capture Systems which are changing the game by providing commercially viable Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) systems. With our help you can capture CO2 from industry emissions and turn a cost into a revenue stream.
Our Journey So Far
7 YEARS R&D
In addition to the financing of technical and scientific programs, investments to date have included a pilot installation in the United Arab Emirates, in a vast area within a large farm.
The pilot installation produces daily biogas for kitchens and an algal biostimulant that, when spread, allows crops to resist water stress and provides them with all the nutrients they cannot find in arid soil.
John Hogan (CEO Bio Technical Ltd.)
Can you imagine a community-based solution that processes local food waste and uses natural processes to recycle everything?
This is good! So now you’re now thinking about a Circular Economy, would you like to know how it works?
Trying to explain simply a process that could help save the planet, is never going to be an easy thing to do, however, we’re going to try!
Our process breaks down into 14 individual steps which we have illustrated in this diagram, and explained in a little more detail below. As you will quickly appreciate, this is not a difficult thing to do, it just needs increasing numbers of citizens to buy in and ensure we’re doing everything we can you make a meaningful difference to sustainability.
Waste food is collected from the local community – hotels, restaurants, takeaways, shops, schools, businesses, homes, sports stadia, etc
The waste food is fed into a methaniser where the organic matter breaks down to produce 2 main gases, namely methane and carbon dioxide, plus solids and liquids that are rich in nutrients.
The methane gas is separated and is used to power a generator and/or sold to industry.
The generator provides enough power for the complete system to be self-sufficient in its energy use. Excess power can be sold to industry.
The second gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), is captured and pumped into a photobioreactor where it is absorbed by the microalgae.
The liquid phase extracted from the methaniser is rich in nutrients and provides the nutrients required by the microalgae to grow.
The solid phase extracted from the methaniser is an organic, nutrient rich compost that can be sold to the local community.
The photobioreactor is designed to produce microalgae. The nutrient rich liquid and the CO2 from the methaniser are introduced into the photobioreacor together with the initial batch of microalgae.
The microalgae multiply at an extremely rapid rate and is harvested on a daily basis.
The microalgae is sold into industries such as food manufacturing, cosmetics, pharma, biofuel, etc.
A nutrient rich, algal biostimulant is produced during the photosynthesis stage in the photobioreactor. This biostimulant provides the perfect mix of nutrients to grow plants. It is rich in vitamins, amino acids, phytohormones and trace elements. In addition, it stimulates the metabolism of crops by improving root development and germination. Crops are better able to assimilate nutrients and their irrigation needs are reduced.
The biostimulant is a 100% natural product that increases crop yields by 20 to 35% by increasing their resistance to water stress and by protecting them against diseases. It is fed into a vertical farm (housed in a 40 foot container) to provide the support and nutrients plants will need to grow strong and survive. Excess biostimulant is sold to the local community.
Leafy greens as well as micro-greens are grown in the vertical farm, which are harvested on a regular basis and sold to the local community including hotels, restaurants, takeaways, shops, schools, businesses, homes, sports stadia, etc
The circular food economy is completed within the community. The local community consume the produced food and send their food waste to the system.
Circular Food Economy Benefits
The solution produces an income that ensures it is commercially feasible.
As it is a circular food economy, it is a completely sustainable solution.
Everything produced is organic and free from artificial additives and man-made fertilisers.
A fantastic place for the local community to learn about how food can be locally produced using technology and nature.
The solution generates no waste and uses everything.
CO2 is captured. Waste food in landfills emit methane and CO2 into the atmosphere.
Everything is locally sourced and locally produced.
Everything is 100% recycled.
Here is a quick look at how we harvest Spiralina and how far our first commercial project in France is coming along with sales scheduled to begin from 20th of June.
The Spiralina we harvest can be mixed with fruit juice or integrated into your favourite recipes.
Our experts have been working on culturing microalgae for some years now and this is an exciting time for our sister company in Normandy, France.
Its EASY when it’s natural!