Updated: Apr 12, 2021
Biomimicry, the ecological way
How to live in this world without creating an environmental impact that destroys nature and creates sustainability problems for the future? New generations simply do not accept industrial processes that consume high amounts of energy and leave a high carbon footprint. Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with and that technology can imitate the functioning of the ecosystems. The use of solar energy, closing the cycle for materials and low carbon footprint are on the basis of biomimetic processes.
The most natural production of astaxanthin possible A closer-to-natural, sustainable, cost-efficient proprietary process
Since 2003, the work of our experienced team on engineering, biology, and technology has allowed us to develop a biomimetic production process that takes advantage of the privileged geographical and climatological conditions in the Atacama Desert. Atacama Bio Natural Products uses a production system based on raceway photobioreactors which is sustainable, low energy consuming and closely resembles the way that nature intended for Haematococcus pluvialis to grow. Ponds that self-regulate their temperature and energy from the sun results in low overall energy consumption. The algae create its biomass from carbon dioxide obtained directly from the atmosphere where it exchanges the oxygen produced by photosynthesis, thus contributing to a lesser carbon footprint, and reducing the impact on world climate change. The facilities have access to pure underground water coming directly from the peaks of the Andes Mountain Range. Together, all these factors, plus being located in a non-fertile, lowcost marginal land, have a significant impact on the production’s costs, a benefit transferred to our customers. Nowadays, consumers value the way products are manufactured. They want ingredients to come from superb natural sources. The proprietary technology of Atacama Bio Natural Products imitates the original living conditions of Haematococcus pluvialis, culturing the algae in pondlike raceways, gently moved by paddles, and exposed to the vibrant sun.
In this biomimetic process, we do not need to force the cultivation
conditions as in tubes and tanks technologies
Results in low energy, low carbon footprint, sustainable technology