Our BioRecyGas technology was validated
at the Zabalgarbi incinerator

Bromalgae had tested its technology at the laboratory scale, making significant advancements in recent years, verifying the feasibility of its growth in larger volumes, under different conditions of light intensity, type, and periods, as well as with different carbon and nitrogen sources. After conducting various proof-of-concept tests in collaboration with the enzymatic and cellular technology research group at the University of the Basque Country, the technology was scaled up to the pilot stage. During this stage, the CO2 and NOX abatement test was conducted in an industrial setting, specifically at a waste incineration plant called ‘Zabalgarbi’. The results of this study proved promising, showing the viability of microalgae growth with residual industrial gas effluent.

Our first pilot plant in Barakaldo (Bizkaia).

In June 2023 we inaugurated our first microalgae liquid vegetation system, GarbiAir, in Barakaldo.

This first pilot plant will help us to further improve its design and will allow us to continue investigating the capture of CO2 and NO2 from microalgae.

Our second pilot plant in Bayonne (France)

In September 2022, a partnership was launched with the municipality of Bayonne (France) and the Communauté d’Agglomération Pays Basque to test our innovative solution for capturing urban pollutant emissions, GarbiAir, under real conditions. This installation in Bayonne will allow us to validate the scientific principles of our system.

This first experiment will last between two and three months.

It is funded by the Basque Government through its economic development agency SPRI and by the Communauté d’Agglomération Pays Basque.