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Circular Microalgae Biorefinery

We take wasted resources and turn them into solutions to solve societal grand challenges

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Circular Microalgae Biorefinery

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High quality carbon dioxide removal (CDR) credits

Our microalgae turns every 1.8 tons of CO2 into 1 ton of biomass.

We turn this into stable carbon by converting the biomass into biochar and locking it away into the ground.

Pyrolysis - Recycling System
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Environmental integrity removals



Locking away carbon for over 100 years


Boost food security, local job creation and biodiversity


Biochar properties, quantities and burial


Using vast spans of desert land and waste resources

What we don’t do: We do not compete for arable land or use precious freshwater resources.

We turn unused desert land and wastewater into a climate solution.

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Soil Regeneration

Our nutrient cycle is broken. We extract millions of tons of nonrenewable resources like phosphorus and potassium to grow food, yet we wash most of it away into the environment, atrophying our water systems.

Our circular microalgae biorefinery recovers wasted nutrients into a solution to regenerate arid soil into arable land.
Arid desert lands lack the water, organic matter, and microbial activity essential for crop growth. Our exclusive regeneration formula fixes this with key products derived from our microalgae:

Microalgae: A Sustainable Feedstock 

As a regenerative feedstock, microalgae has the potential to be used to produce a variety of solutions

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Animal feed

algae is rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and lowers the carbon footprint of animal farming

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nutrient rich aquafeed offering a sustainable alternative to traditional feds

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a renewable source of energy for advanced biofuels

Our Technology: Integrated Biorefinery

Working with nature, not against it.

Our integrated model takes advantage of the unique characteristics and resources of desert regions.

We work with locally adapted microalgae strains to ensure maximal productivity with minimal resource use.

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Advanced Engineering Design

In the circular economy, there is no waste, only resources. Circularity is at the core of our model:

Increase CO2 fixation and biomass production

Thermal and water evaporation moderation.

Reduced risk of contamination.

Digital control and monitoring systems

Circularity by Design

In the circular economy, there is no waste, only resources. Circularity is at the core of our model:

Recovering nutrients from wastewater, which also avoids environmental pollution

Scaling up by leverage vast spans of unused desert land

Recovery of syngas, heat and other resources ensures net negative emissions and maximal efficiency

Ibrahim Al’Abri

Algae Science Lead

Ibrahim Al’Abri is an adept biotechnologist with a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a B.S. in the same field from Pennsylvania State University. His expertise encompasses programming microbial systems for enhanced performance, a skillset he cultivated through his doctoral research on yeast probiotics and soil microbes. Ibrahim’s work has significantly advanced the biotechnological applications of probiotics, achieving breakthroughs in microbial residence and detection within new environments.

Biochar Scientist Lead-Dr Larissa Nicholas

Dr. Larissa Nicholas

Biochar Scientist Lead

Dr Larissa Nicholas is a University of Exeter graduate in Chemistry with 6 years’ experience as a research support scientist Bristol University. Larissa completed a MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Dynamics at Swansea University in 2017 (awarded distinction) before starting a PhD in Chemistry in 2018, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Lariss has published 4 articles and one book chapter in scientific journals from her doctoral research, “Properties, agronomic uses, and perceptions of faecal sludge biochar”.

Paul Davies

Commercial Advisor, Chair

Director of the Coalition for Negative Emissions, an industry group of major capturers and purchasers focused on the development of the carbon removal market.

Director 7CO2; the Severnside Carbon Capture and Shipping hub, which is a hub to allow CCS and decarbonisation of the South West of the United Kingdom for onward shipping to geological storage

Carbon Capture and Storage adviser to Viridor, the UK’s largest energy from waste company

Former Chair of the CCS Advisory Group; the industry body that developed the business models with the Government to underpin CCS rollout in the UK

Over 20 years as an Infrastructure Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Finance Team

Professor John Love

Commercial Advisor, Chair

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Dr Francisco Martin Martinez

Founding member Scientific Advisor

Fran is a Lecturer at Swansea University and a Research Affiliate at MIT. He is a trained chemical engineer and works on materials for a circular economy. His work includes two main areas: How to design (computationally) and create materials out of waste and design materials for deconstruction and performance. The idea goes beyond recycling since the materials should be intrinsically created and reintegrated into the materials cycle. This is inspired by nature if we see nature’s circularity, for instance, in plants. In the big picture, it implies valorizing any type of waste and moving from a linear economy to a circular one using materials resources and their application. Some other areas he works on are energy storage, infrastructure, and agriculture.

Chief Strategy Officer, HyveGeo - Eva Morales

Eva Morales

Chief Strategy Officer

Over 15 years of experience in partnership and business development with multinational clients with expertise in international development assistance, sustainability, circular economy and GHG accounting. Eva has extensive experience both in the private and non-profit sectors. She managed the UK government Department for International Development (DFID) at PwC, where she drove sustainable development and strategic growth with DFID-funded programmes.

With postgraduate studies in sustainability business leadership from the University of Cambridge, Eva is currently a programme leader at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School for the circular economy and sustainability strategies executive education programme by Emeritus. Eva is also an advisor to technology start-ups promoting environmental stewardship.

Chief EngineerinG Officer, HyveGeo - Dr. Harjit Singh

Dr. Harjit Singh

Chief Engineering Officer

Dr Harjit Singh is a chartered engineer (C.Eng.) with extensive experience in several industries such as banking, oil & gas, education, high-tech research and development, medical devices, and IT services. He has worked in the UK, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, and Italy. He is a digital specialist and a thought leader. With his knowledge of Industry 4.0, he can transform businesses with disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchain, process automation, robotics, drones, and commercial off-the-shelf cloud SAS solutions.

Chief Operations Officer and Technology, HyveGeo - Dr. Samsurin Welch

Dr Samsurin Welch

Chief Operations Officer and Technology

Samsurin brings over 20 years of experience at the intersection of technological disruption, sustainability, and the circular economy. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

He is also an Associate with the Judge Business School Circular Economy Centre and a Senior Associate with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches and contributes to research on circularity and sustainability from the lens of innovation, strategy and competitive advantage.

Samsurin has worked with companies across the energy, manufacturing and retail sectors on digital transformation and sustainability strategies. His previous role was head of Digital Strategy and innovation for PETRONAS, the national energy corporation of Malaysia.
Samsurin holds a PhD and MPhil from the University of Cambridge, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from Northwestern University.

Chief Executive Officer, HyveGeo - Abdulaziz Redha

Abdulaziz Redha

Chief Executive Officer

Abdulaziz has over 15 years of international experience in technology, sustainability, and international trade. He is passionate about putting together high-performing teams, bringing Energy to the mix, and using technology to solve real-world problems.

He also teaches executive education courses on sustainability and circular economy strategies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration from the University of Brussels, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, and a Masters in Innovation and Strategy from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.