Let us not boast - just be realistic ...
Why do we firmly believe that our Chlorella is the best? Because:
· in view of the small suspension volume, the course of the cultivation can
be readily manipulated - and this makes for high yields
· the flexible control of the culture process makes it possible to control,
to a certain extent, the chemical composition of the algal biomass and thereby
increase its quality
· the small culture volume and the high density of algae during harvest, on
the one hand, and the high yields per unit area, on the other, significantly
reduce production costs and thus product price
· the Třeboň Chlorella is the only such preparation in today's market in which
the poorly-digestible cellulose walls have been disrupted. This enhances the
utilization of the valuable algal cell contents to three times the digestibility
of Chlorella with intact cell walls. What use can one have for an attractive
box, complete with excellent information about how valuable the cell contents
are, when two-thirds of these goodies are unavailable to one´s own body?
||Chlorella population in a light microscope (magnified 320x).
The smallest cells are the youngest. At a harvest density of 30 g algae
per 1 l nutrient solution, 1 ml of this solution contains about 1 billion
cells. Placed next to each other they would form a line 5 km long! Another
look into the microscope: equal-age mother cells of Chlorella shortly before
division to daughter cells. If all cells are in the same phase of the cell
cycle (i.e. the same age), one can speak about a so-called 'synchronous
culture'. Synchronous growth can be induced, for example, by suitable alternation
of light and dark periods. Synchronous cultures exhibit higher algal biomass
yields and are especially suited for the production of substances whose
maximum production falls within a limited stage of the cell life-cycle.
This makes a suitable moment for the culture's harvest.
||In the 1970s and 80s, original Třeboň cultivation baffle-type
units were tested in the climatic conditions of southern Bulgaria, North
Korea, Italy, Kuwait and Cuba. Their operation brought a quantity of data
which were then utilized in their further development. The picture shows
a baffle-type unit at an experimental cultivation facility in Bulgaria.
||Third-generation solar units were finished
in Třeboň in 1991. A cultivation area of 700 m2 serves both for experimental
purposes and for the production of quality algal biomass.
||The Třeboň thin-layer microalgal culture technology: diagram
of the cultivation module.
|Kalamata is a picturesque town
on the shores of the Mediterranean at the south end of the Peloponnese peninsula.
On the eastern rim of the town, a large area is in construction which will
serve as a production facility for the large-volume cultivation and processing
of Chlorella, based exclusively on patented technologies developed in Třeboň.
The projects have been prepared by the dynamic Brno company BCS Engineering.
The facility consists of twenty cultivation modules with the possibility
of further extension, and processing lines equipped with top-notch instrumentation.
The facility will also include, apart from a production laboratory, other
laboratories for further scientific and technological research.
||Some of the products produced in a collaboration between
the Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Třeboň, and Czech