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2003

THE ORIGIN

Synoxis algae emerged from the Nantes-based plastics manufacturer Synoxis. Synoxis, created in 1982, is a subcontractor specialised in custom-made products and has different techniques for transforming plastic materials (machining, forming, blowing, etc.). Their fields of application are diverse: industry, boating, medical, and research.

Working for companies in the microalgae sector for more than 20 years, they have gained experience in the construction of customised cultivation systems such as tanks, raceways, photobioreactors, etc.

Following a meeting with IFREMER Nantes and the University of Nantes, they participated in 2003 in a thesis on the “Design and study of a photobioreactor dedicated for continuous production of microalgae in hatcheries”. This thesis resulted in a prototype, but it was not marketable at the time.

2017

LUCY, OUR FIRST SALT PHOTOBIOREACTOR

The idea of developing our own photobioreactor emerged in 2015. Following a lot of R&D and the creation of prototypes, LUCY, the first mass-produced photobioreactor, was created in 2017. One year later, the company Synoxis algae was founded.

LUCY incorporates new and unique technology developed and patented by Synoxis algae. This technology is called SALT and stands for Spiral AirLift Tubular. Two other photobioreactors would follow from this innovation: NANO, the bench photobioreactor and JUMBO, the industrial photobioreactor.

2021

MACROALGAE

We go beyond microalgae. We wanted to facilitate the cultivation of all types of algae. The company naturally developed a range optimised for macroalgae production. In 2021, LEO, the first series-produced photobioreactor dedicated to this type of culture, was launched. In this range, Synoxis algae also offers tanks and raceways.

Today, Synoxis algae is a major player in the national market and has an international presence. We are part of diversified business sectors such as: agro-food, aquaculture, cosmetic products, green chemistry, education…

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