1: Cattle slurry is collected through normal farm practices.
2: An anaerobic digester breaks down many organic compounds unsuitable for algae growth and generates methane, heat and electricity - suitible to power the algae farm.
3: Solids are separated and used for organic fertiliser whereas liquids are sent to be processed further before being intriduced into the algae farm as a growing medium.
4: Non-toxic flucculants and mechanical filters eliminate dark sediments that would have inhibited photosynthesis in the algae.
5: The processed liquid is introduced to our on-farm algae farms as a growing medium. Each shipping container-sized module holds 16 algae flat-plate bioreactors to maximise light surface area and maintain an optimum temperature for growth.
6: Many algal species, including Spirulina, can remove approximately 90% of harmful Nitrates and Phosphates.
7: Spirulina has been shown to increase milk yeild of dairy cattle. And if not used for cattle at the growth location, Utrient will package and deliver feed supliments to other farms.
8: After the algae has been harvested, the remaining cleaner water can be used again for irrigation and other daily farm requirements.