Vertical farming for microalgae


Industrial microalgae production

High algae growth

Microalgae grow much faster compared to conventional plants. PhycoSystems bioreactors optimize growth conditions and maximize algae yields.

Space efficency

The new bioreactor design requires
10x less space than glas tube systems.


PhycoSystems microalgae production is mostly location and climate independent. A high level of automatization ensures a stable production process.


The PhycoSystems bioreactors are designed for an easy scalability, both horizontally as well as vertically.

We develop the future of microalcae cultivation

Through an innovative photobioreactor design, PhycoSystems technology enables microalgae to be cultivated industrially.

The core of the innovation is a completely new illumination concept. In combination with a high degree of automation, microalgae can be produced with maximum quality at low cost. The closed bioreactors allow the cultivation of any algae strain under individually optimal growth conditions.



Cultivated algae strains


Spirulina is the most known microalgae. It has a protein share of up to 70% and is rich in nutrients, including essential amino acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Due to the high protein content, Spirulina is suitable for the use as a food supplement as well as a feed. Spirulina is also the raw material for the natural blue dye phycocyanin, which is used in food.

Chlorella vulgaris

Chlorella is a unicellular green algae containing high amounts of protein as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is also characterized by a high vitamin B12 content. Chlorella is mainly used as a food supplement and serves also as raw material for green food colors.

Haematococcus pluvialis

The green alga Haematococcus pluvialis produces the reddish pigment astaxanthin, which belongs to the xanthophyll class of carotenoids. Astaxanthin is used in aquaculture, for example, as it contributes to the natural flesh color of salmon, which is originally based on the astaxanthin content of small crustaceans consumed. In addition, astaxanthin is also used as a food supplement and as a raw material for cosmetics.

Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Phaeodactylum tricornutum is a unicellular diatom, constituting a potential source for various high-value,
bioactive compounds like polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as carotenoids. It is especially a potential source of the carotenoid fucoxanthin, which can be used in the food and feed industry.

Dunaliella salina

Dunaliella salina is a green, salty microalgae containing high amounts of ß-carotenoids, which result in a pink algae color at a certain growth stage. The algae has several applications such as a raw material in cosmetics.

Asparagopsis taxiformis

The species Asparagopsis taxiformis is a macroalgae with a high potential to reduce methane emissions of livestock through the use as feed supplement.


Food Supplements



Animal Feed

Founder Team

Dr. En Ning Saw

Dr. En Ning Saw


En Ning Saw studied bio-chemistry and subsequently obtained a PhD in chemistry. En is responsible for the development of the photobioreactors and optimization of the algae growth conditions.

Markus Fidelak

Markus Fidelak


Markus Fidelak has a background in business.  He is responsible for business related activities such as sales, marketing and business development.

Dr. Matthias Bartelt

Dr. Matthias Bartelt


Matthias Bartelt holds a PhD in engineering and brings extensive experience in process automation and digitalization. Matthias is responsible for the automation and development of the control electronics of the photobioreactor.

Our partners

PhycoSystems is supported by a varity of partners such as the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Impact Factory, Impact Hub Berlin as well as the Ruhr-University of Bochum.