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“No other centrifuge that we could find on the market meets the challenges of micro algae extraction from water as effectively as the Evodos machines and this is critically important in keeping the cost per weight of harvested algae to a minimum.” Andrew Lawson, Managing Director of MBD Energy, Australia
“The diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) belong to one of the most economically important groups of algae. For various applications, it is often very important that while algae cultures are concentrated via centrifugation, the cells are not damaged and keep their integrity after the processing. Siliceous exoskeleton of diatom cells (the frustule) is extremely fragile. Traditional methods of centrifugation typically bring a serious damage to the cells breaking or opening their frustules that usually dramatically reduces the quality (and since the commercial value) of the microalgal biomass obtained. In contrast, recently I repeatedly had a chance to process large volumes of thalassiosiroid diatoms (Cyclotella-Thalassiosira group) using The Evodos Type 10 centrifuge. The results of these tests proved to be uniformly identical: the perfect quality of concentrated microalgal (diatom) paste – no diatoms cells were detected that exhibited any signs of mechanical damage. “ -Dr. Viktor Chepurnov (Algae R&D Office, Belgium
A thorough and objective comparative analysis of currently available technologies led us to the Evodos Type 10 machine for our specific needs. It was the only technology that offered the right combination of throughput with a small footprint, low operating cost, and affordability. Since receiving it in August 2012, we have field-tested the technology and the processing time and ease of operation have been remarkable. We foresee this technology to play an important role in the success of our business going forward. -Stephanie A. Smith, COO Beagle Bioproducts, United States
"We got the Evodos 10 last week, and after a few days of learning it is now running on a daily basis. So far we are very pleased with the work of the machine and the results, like the Algae cake we get." - David Tsoran, Galil Algae, Israel
"This idea of high separation effectiveness combined with dry solid discharge, kept spinning around in my head." Hen Boele, CTO Evodos, The Netherlands
A generation of centrifuges that is designed whilst starting from your expectations. With the end goal in mind. That is why the Evodos centrifugals give you revolutionary performance.
"It is Evodos' mission to support our customers with best in class products for mechanical separation at minimal energy consumption and without using chemicals or consumables. Thereby we aim to win or preserve natural resources." Marco Brocken, CEO Evodos, The Netherlands
“The biomass that comes out of the Evodos is essentially alive. That means you increase the shelf life of your product to several days, if not up to a week.” Associate professor, dr. Kirsten Heimann, James Cook University, Australia
" We are extremely pleased and impressed with the performance of the EVODOS Type 10, which we use to concentrate Tetraselmis spp. from 6 to 30% solids (w/w), which requires 0.1 kWh per kg dry weight! This is right on track to return a positive energy ratio in regard to producing and processing microalgae biomass for biofuel feedstocks. We look forward to incorporating the Type 25 and Type250 into our process soon..." Prof David Lewis, Senior Process Engineer, Muradel Pty LtdLeader, Microalgal Engineering Research Group School of Chemical Engineering University of Adelaide S.A. 5005 AUSTRALIA
"The Boll Lucent system targets many different application with a wide spread of viscosity, density and different types of additives in the oil. With a standard disc stack separator we need mechanically to adjust and customize the hardware for every specific application. With the Evodos technology we can easily adapt our system for different applications without any modifications. In addition we also have a fully automatic, self-cleaning separator in line with the Boll Lucent system."
Stefan Sandberg, CEO of Boll Lucent, April 2012
"I've seen a wide range of harvesting tools and your new centrifugal technology seems excellent due to its ability to harvest small Algae with high efficiency."
Professor Mark Edwards, Arizona State University, USA
The algal cake produced is very well dewatered especially that one collected from the drum shell. That is really nice and saves us a lot of time.
- Kalle Valkonen, University of Helsinki
“Very interesting. It seems that you are able to harvest and concentrate Nannochloropsis into a paste with dry solid content of over 30% with an energy expenditure of 0.95kWh/m3. If this is the case it is a great achievement. Congratulations !”
Professor Mario Tredici, Florence University, Italy
“For production of microalgae for commodities a scalable low energy harvesting technology is of key importance.” Proffessor dr. ir. Rene Wijffels, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
"Evodos is from left field of traditional centrifuge technology.
I clearly see the following advantages: 1. Liquid ring self balancing, resulting a higher cut-off rate because there are no vibrations.
2. Effective separation because of laminar flow and a low flow velocity across full cross section of the bowl.
3. A very compressed dewatered cake.
4. Excellent three-phase separation because of the free interface level." Howard Kneebone, HAK Consulting, Australia, April 2012
Murphy's Laws states that "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong".
"Looking forward to working with you and the Type 25! I have been talking to a number of folks that have them and continue to hear good things. I think it will add very important and flexible capability to our site". John McGowen, Arizona State University
"I have been looking at and making application of all kinds of liquid/solids separation technologies for nearly 20 years. What you have developed is by far and away the most efficient and advanced process I’ve ever looked at. You have hit a home run with your spiral plate technology to dewater algae and animal manures." Benjamin Brant, CEO Ecoponex, OC/USA, April 2012
"We appreciated the opportunity to meet all of you this past Wednesday at Algae To Omega in Fort Lauderdale. Seeing the Evodos equipment in operation was invaluable. No brochure, sales presentation, or video could have matched the impact of witnessing the real thing up close and in action. Plus we had the chance to ask our questions directly to the Evodos people."
Frank Preg and Carolyn Much of AgOil International, 2012 March 7.
“We considered many dewatering technologies and the Evodos machine satisfied both our dewatering requirements and budget. Their novel technology and efficiency will allow us to produce a high-quality, organic product at a very cost effective price point.” Geronimos Dimitrelos, CEO of Algae to Omega, Florida, USA