Varicon Aqua ‑ Algal Photobioreactor and Aquaculture Specialists
Varicon Aqua Solutions is an original equipment manufacturer based in the UK. We have over 20 years’ experience designing, constructing and deploying algae photobioreactors and aquaculture production systems. We design, supply, install and commission both laboratory and industrial scale platforms for the cultivation of algae to a broad range of global partners. To this end we employ a dedicated team of technicians, engineers and algal biologists who understand algal bioprocesses; from wastewater treatment to bulk and fine chemical production. This unique experience gives us a competitive advantage when working with clients, allowing us to provide bespoke photobioreactor systems for a wide range of applications. We pride ourselves on our ability to support our clients from business conception through commissioning and exploitation. Our ability to troubleshoot and support our clients through every phase, engineering, biological or market is a core strength of our business.
To date we have deployed over 150 photobioreactor systems across the world from 5 L to 400,000 L scale. These installations include manifold horizontal tubular systems, like our bestselling BioFence™ platform, as well as serpentine systems such as the Phyco-Flow™. Newer developments include our vertical column photobioreactor, the ALR; and our internally illuminated reactor, the Phyco-Pyxis™. All our systems are built to high specifications using precision manufacturing processes. In addition to photobioreactor systems we also specialise in providing the auxiliary equipment necessary for running a successful algal platform. This includes equipment for process monitoring and control, as well as apparatus for downstream processing and lighting. Furthermore, we supply a broad range of nutrient and culture media as well as concentrates, aquaculture feeds and water treatments.