Algenol Biotech

Algenol Biotech

Algenol Biotech is a global industrial biotechnology company that offers leading edge capabilities in algae product development and manufacturing. Our total algae platform is built on over a decade of experience cultivating and processing multiple types of blue-green algae in a best-in-class production system from the lab to commercial scale. Our process yields very high algal production rates and is significantly cleaner than open pond systems. Algenol’s world-class team, algae cultivation expertise, and state-of-the-art facility combine to produce the highest quality sustainable products at competitive prices.

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16121 Lee Road, #110 , Fort Myers , Florida 33912 USA
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Algenol Biotech is a leading edge biotechnology company that manufactures multiple types of algae from molecular to commercial scale. Our clean blue-green algae cultivation process yields high quality, sustainable and affordable products.


  • Algenol enhances a natural ability found in many strains of cyanobacteria to produce ethanol.
  • Our proprietary Vapor Compression Steam Stripping unit (VCSS) is an energy-efficient technology that purifies the ethanol, as a first step in the downstream processing, followed by standard distillation techniques.
Green Crude
  • Algenol enhances its algae to produce high quantities of biomass efficiently.
  • We process the algae using Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) technology to make green crude oil.

  • US Department of Energy 2016 Algal Biomass Grant ($5 million)
  • PLATTS 2015 Breakthrough Solution of the Year
  • 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
  • Participant in 2015 US Presidential Trade Mission to China
  • PLATTS 2014 Global Industry Leadership Award for Biofuels
  • 2013 Florida Governor’s Innovators in Business Award

Our research & development and commercialization efforts in the United States and Europe benefit from a distinguished and varied array of collaborative partnerships with blue-chip corporations, top academic institutions and leading experts with industrial biotechnology backgrounds. We have also enjoyed financial support from both the U.S. Department of Energy and Lee County, Florida receiving grants utilized for building and expanding our integrated development capabilities in Fort Myers, Florida. Working with our partners, Algenol is Harnessing the Sun to Fuel the World®.

Research and Development Labs – U.S.
  • 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
Research and Development Labs – Germany
  • 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
Analytical Labs and Scientific Equipment
  • 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
Outdoor Process Development Facility
  • 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
Commercial Production Site
  • 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