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<p>Algal Micro Farms, Ltd</p> <p>Algal Micro Farms, Ltd </p> <p>Climate Independent Algae Production Systems September 2012- Proprietary and Confidential -1Company was started about a year ago.</p> <p>Jeffrey Scott has been in the algae business for 5+ years</p> <p>Originally in the bio-diesel business in Colorado</p> <p>The water is polluted, that's why there's algae</p> <p>"It's better than selling drugs from Mexico." - Isaac1ProblemCurrent raceway technology is inefficient and inadequate to provide for the growing algae market demand.- Proprietary and Confidential -2Current State The Open Raceway</p> <p>- Proprietary and Confidential -3OldSchoolproducingat15grams / sq. meter / dayEvaporation.</p> <p>Exposed to air: dirt and dust.</p> <p>All types of critters: delicacy for animals.3SolutionEfficient, climate independent, adaptable, closed-loop systems that use very little water and energy.- Proprietary and Confidential -44Future StateALGAL Micro Farm</p> <p>- Proprietary and Confidential -5</p> <p>Scalable Farms (45 Width x 140 Length)Multi-function HarvesterNutrient Injection SystemRecycled Water PurificationClimate IndependentGenerates Electricity Bioreactor cell200 Gallon CapacityModular DesignClosed-loop, controlled bioreactor systemNew School producing at 175 grams / sq. meter / day6 long30 wide24 highAnaerobic digestionNutrasonics ElectromagnetismSeptic tankPipes Contain Heating Cooling and Nutrients.</p> <p>Closed-loop recirculates the water.</p> <p>Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.</p> <p>Septic Tank. Grey water.</p> <p>Nutrients are the high cost.</p> <p>AzCATI folks provide maintenance, Technical Support and Innovation.</p> <p>Electromagnetism.</p> <p>Nutrasonics.</p> <p>Algal Micro Farms is a workhorse system.</p> <p>Terrarium for algae.</p> <p>750 liters of algal medium or 200 gallons.</p> <p>7-10 days in inoculate.</p> <p>680 nm red and 435 nm blue high frequency LCD lighting.</p> <p>Anaerobic Digester - CO2, Ammonia and Methane</p> <p>5Creating Algae Heaven- Proprietary and Confidential -6</p> <p>Algal (singular) vs. Algae (plural)Microscopic Plants that Grow Without Roots in WaterLightTempWaterNutrientCO2 FlowTHE OPTIMUMLight = 18 hours of sunlight per day.</p> <p>Temp = 35 degrees centigrade (86 degrees Fahrenheit) constantly.</p> <p>Water = 95% is recycled.</p> <p>Nutrients = grow our own through anaerobic digestion. </p> <p>PH Balance = 8.3 for Spirulina (diluted ammonia).</p> <p>CO2 Flow constant injection.</p> <p>Carbon negative.</p> <p>A certain agitation.6Current U.S. Algae MarketFood and Food SupplementsNutraceuticals/ FoodsPharmaceuticals$68B Annual DemandAMFs Value Proposition</p> <p>Supplying systems that grow algaeIn diversegeographical and demographic locations Through self sufficient,closed-loop growth systemsThat generate energy, recycle waterand produce nutrients$7B$20B$41B- Proprietary and Confidential -7Estimates based on USDA and DOC dataConscious Capitalism.7</p> <p>Foods Containing AlgaeFood ThickenersThe Hawaii Department of Education says algae is often added to liquids to make them thicker. For example, algae is put in shakes and malts to thicken them. It is also added to mayonnaise to prevent it from becoming runny. Alginic acid contained in algae acts as a stabilizer or emulsifier.</p> <p>ToothpasteWhile toothpaste is not a food, it is a safely ingestible substance that contains algae. Without algae, toothpaste would be a runny liquid. Algae makes toothpaste into a semi-solid that then dissolves with the brushing action of cleaning teeth.GelatinGelatin contains a type of algae called agar. It can solidify just about anything that comes in a liquid form. Agar was first used in China in the 17th century and is now found in hundreds of foods sold in grocery stores, such as pie crusts, pumpkin pie filling and flavored gelatin.</p> <p>SushiThe green paper-like substance used to wrap sushi rolls is algae. This is a special "leafy" variety of algae grown on farms in Asia and shipped throughout the world. The leafy algae is grown on strings then dried in the sun. This type of algae is especially high in vitamins and nutrients.</p> <p>Dairy ProductsAccording to the University of California at Los Angeles, a type of algae called carrageenan is commonly added to dairy products to give them a denser consistency. The most common algae containing products are sour cream, chocolate milk and cheese8Coagulate into a solid or semi-solid state.</p> <p>Congealed into a gel.</p> <p>Stasis is a period or state of inactivity or equilibrium.8Closed Loop Bioreactor System Key Value PropositionsKey RequirementPrimary BenefitMajor RiskCost effective production volumeClosed loop bioreactor provide radical improvements in output capacityMore expensive capital equipment outlay vs. racetrack approachMeet water demands and environmental concernsReverse osmosis recycles existing water and purifiesRemoves accumulative saltsEliminates post harvest purificationSystem requires monitoring by operatorOver 320,000 algal species30 species currently used in industry Farms are adaptable to grow a variety of different products and rotation of cropsScale is limited to 1 acre, multiple farms necessary for very large demandsReduced evaporation and water useClosed bioreactor system reduces water use by reducing evaporationMore expensive capital equipment outlay than open racetrackLow energy, multi-function harvesting systemAble to harvest live algae or dewater and extract oilsRequires solar energy to operateTemperature controlled environmentProvides ideal growth environment in latitudes where open systems cannot operateRequires solar energy to operate- Proprietary and Confidential -9Go to Market Strategy - Proprietary and Confidential -10Scale Up and Capital 6 bioreactorsprove proof of conceptBasic system40 bioreactorsIntegrate featuresBegin producing algae for profitStand aloneFully operationalDemonstration farmMid-size farmIncrease algae growthMacroArray(Phase-1)$300KCapital</p> <p>PrototypeArray(Phase-2)$700KCapital1x Farm(90 Bioreactors)</p> <p>3x Farm(270 Bioreactors)- Proprietary and Confidential -11Algae Farming, Design/Build &amp; ServicesTest, Testimonial, Purchase Order. (Don Hawley)11Business Model Options- Proprietary and Confidential -12Financial Projections Summary- Proprietary and Confidential -13- Proprietary and Confidential -14Spirulina Financials Snapshot</p> <p>14- Proprietary and Confidential -15Haematococcus Financials Snapshot</p> <p>Astaxanthin (Haematococcus)</p> <p>15ConclusionAlgae as food has been around 2,000 years</p> <p>Bio-reactors were first introduced in 1953</p> <p>Algal Micro Farms is a vehicle to efficiently and productively grow algae for the masses- Proprietary and Confidential -16World Hunger</p> <p>One billion people will go to bed hungry tonightIn developing countries, one child in four is underweight- Proprietary and Confidential -17Contact:Jeffrey ScottPresident &amp; FounderChandler, Arizona 85224+1-303-589-7580jeffreyscott@algalmicrofarms.comalgalmicrofarms.com Brenton BrownellVP Marketing, Sales and Corporate Development Tucson, Arizona 85749+1-520-975-7476brentonbrownell@algalmicrofarms.comalgalmicrofarms.com - Proprietary and Confidential -18SPIRALINA</p> <p>ITEMUoMPrototype1x Farm3x FarmSystem CostOne time$492,000$1,800,000$3,000,000Operating CostMonthly$6,100$37,500$85,000Metric Tonne OutputMonthly1.11030Spirulina1 Sales/month$27,500$250,000$750,000ROIIn Months23.08.54.5Revenues12 Month ROI Basis$256,800$2,550,000$7,980,000</p> <p>1 Spirulina Price / Metric Tonne$25,000ROI.MONTH12</p> <p>HAEMATOCOCCUS</p> <p>ITEMUoMPrototype1x Farm3x FarmSystem CostOne time$492,000$1,800,000$3,000,000Operating CostMonthly$6,100$37,500$85,000Metric Tonne OutputMonthly1.14.412Haematococcus2Sales/month$165,000$660,000$1,800,000ROIIn Months3.12.91.7Revenue12 Month ROI Basis$1,906,800$7,470,000$20,580,000</p> <p>2 HaematococcusPrice / metric tonne150000ROI.MONTH12</p> <p>SPIRALINA</p> <p>ITEMUoMPrototype1x Farm3x FarmSystem CostOne time$492,000$1,800,000$3,000,000Operating CostMonthly$6,100$37,500$85,000Metric Tonne OutputMonthly1.11030Spirulina1 Sales/month$27,500$250,000$750,000ROIIn Months23.08.54.5Revenues12 Month ROI Basis$256,800$2,550,000$7,980,000</p> <p>1 Spirulina Price / Metric Tonne25000ROI.MONTH12</p> <p>HAEMATOCOCCUS</p> <p>ITEMUoMPrototype1x Farm3x FarmSystem CostOne time$492,000$1,800,000$3,000,000Operating CostMonthly$6,100$37,500$85,000Metric Tonne OutputMonthly1.14.412Haematococcus2Sales/month$165,000$660,000$1,800,000ROIIn Months3.12.91.7Revenue12 Month ROI Basis$1,906,800$7,470,000$20,580,000</p> <p>2 HaematococcusPrice / Metric Tonne$150,000ROI.MONTH12</p>