How It Works
Pond has developed a proprietary system that can profitably transform CO2 into valuable products. We grow of algae in large vessels (bioreactors), which are engineered to automatically regulate the inflow of CO2 or nutrients while reducing the need for manual supervision. Our deep expertise in lighting coupled with a series of sensors allow us to optimize growth conditions. After only a few days, the algae are ready for harvest and can then be processed into marketable products, just like any other crop.
While our initial focus was on growing algae from food-grade CO2, over time we have evolved our system into a highly adaptable growth platform. Going beyond algae, our system can be applied to sensor-supported farming of terrestrial plants in greenhouses, or bioremediation of contaminated water.
Raw Unfiltered Stack Gas
Rapid Growth Rate
Focus on Commercialization
While our initial focus was on growing algae from food-grade CO2, over time we have evolved our approach into a highly adaptable growth platform.
Our Platform Is:
Our patents are on the process of growing algae, not specific widgets. This allows us to experiment with new technology to further accelerate biomass cultivation.
We started by growing algae in pails and now build industrial facilities with vessels up to one million litres.
Our sensor-and algorithm-driven approach applies to terrestrial plants with promising trial results at the R&D stage.
The Benefits of Using our Growth Platform
Raw Stack Gas
Our platform is the first to use unfiltered emissions straight from industrial smokestacks.
We fit the productivity of a football-field sized open system into a parking space.
Diversified Product Portfolio
Algae can be processed into products with higher price points than most industrial commodities.
Steady Revenue Stream
One tonne of algae sequesters nearly two tonnes of CO2 which is the equivalent of not burning 4.5 barrels of oil. Algae produced from a large one million litre facility could sequester 2,700 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of taking 600 cars off the road for a year.