ATHENA has developed two ways for algal production : open ponds and algae bioreactor.
Algae bioreactor, photobioreactor(PBR) is a closed equipment which provides a controlled environment of light, nutrients and CO2 etc. and makes high productivity of algal mass and algal bioactives. These controlled & optimized system enable to research of various aqua species and develop of mass and actives with economical production process without environment destruction and exhaustion of food resources.
Photo-bioreactor(PBR) is a bioreactor utilizes a light source to cultivate phototrophic microorganisms. Within the artificial environment allows much higher growth rate and purity levels to nature.
Mariculture is a specialized branch of aquaculture of marine organisms for food and other products in the open ocean, an enclosed section of sea, in tank and ponds.