Heliae – Algae System
Relentless Pursuit In Action
About the Company:
Heliae is an applied life sciences and technology company focused on researching and developing algae and other cutting edge biological platforms for commercial scale production of useful products.
About the Solution:
What sets Heliae apart is its focus on unlocking the opportunities offered by underdeveloped biological platforms. Microalgae is one such platform and is the primary focus of Heliae's work. Heliae sources algae strains and other biological organisms from around the world to generate a diverse range of products for its customers and partners. Heliae research laboratory and small-scale pilot facilities allow for comprehensive strain screening and development.
Once a biological platform has been selected, Heliae works to select or generate a strain of the organism with ideal characteristics for the end product in mind. Because specific strains can provide markedly different results, Heliae uses a variety of tools and methods to select then impart advantageous properties to such strains and organisms. While Heliae prefers the use of conventional strain development techniques whenever feasible, Heliae also supports the responsible use of recombinant technology when there are clear and significant benefits of doing so.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
NOTE: There are multiple technologies that are used as part of integrated manure management systems and yet are not manure management types on their own. The impact of these technologies on their own would be minimal or very difficult to quantify.
General Support & Other:
- Can be an integral part of many manure management systems
- Most projects have at least some equipment that supports operations of the main technology
- This technology is not evaluated on its own, the NEAT Matrix for this technology is neutral unless utilized with other technologies.
Newtrient has collected this information and photographs from public sources and the vendor has been unresponsive to Newtrient's multiple attempts to supplement or validate this information. Newtrient team members have had conversations with Helia in the past. Helia has expressed interest in the dairy industry and have a pilot in Arizona that is associated with a dairy operation. The system grows algae on waste and converts the algae to biofuel and animal feed.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY