Works

Hi Biorafinery

Client
Polo CLEVER
Lipitalia 2000 SpA, Cerere SpA, Shelling Srl

Description
Pilot industrial facility for Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) breeding and processing for chitin, proteins and lipids extraction.

Leveraging global academic research for the inception, production and testing of unprecedented light engines and photoperiods for improving and standardizing the fly breeding phases.

Further information or images are not disclosable at this stage.

Micro Algae propagation via next-generation Photobioreactors

Client
Photo B-Otic for ENI SpA

Description

From ENI’s website:

“The algal biofixation process allows to fix carbon dioxide by exploiting chlorophyll photosynthesis to enhance CO2 as a raw material in high-value products such as algal flour for food / nutraceutical markets, and / or bio-oil – not in competition with agricultural crops – to be used as a raw material in bio refineries.

This is a technology based on an entirely Italian supply chain. ENI is accelerating its application in the field as it sees it as a strategic solution for the reduction of climate-altering emissions.

The pilot plant, consisting of 4 photobioreactors, is integrated with renewable energy sources and is based on Photo B-Otic technology, with which Eni has signed a License Agreement.”

About Photo B-Otic:

Photo B-Otic was created to support the development of biofixation technology and starts from the initiative of MEG, Everbloom, Abel Nutraceuticals and the Arcobaleno Cooperative, which is a majority shareholder and has promoted this entrepreneurial initiative, which is the result of decades of research work in field of nutraceuticals and biotechnologies in collaboration with the DIATI of the Politecnico di Torino.

Experimental Greenhouse

Client
Green Has Italia SpA

Description
500+sqm research facility for nutrients testing. Adaptive natural/artificial lighting system.

Standardizing as much as possible the photosynthetic conditions, in order to remove variables from the analytical testing process.

One.Clean – UVC Tray sanitizer

Client
Onetray

Description

From our Client’s website:

“One.Clean is a UV-C based tray sanitization system that works as a standalone unit but also can be retrofitted into any security check tray return system.

The system is a tunnel that generates a 360° irradiation of security trays using UV-C radiation – proven effective in killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Each used tray is thoroughly disinfected and ready for a new passenger to use offering a high degree of re-assurance to both travelers and staff alike.

As UV-C light can be harmful, the tunnel has been designed to guarantee ‘zero-touch’ cleaning of trays and 100% shielding of the radiation generated, therefore ensuring total safety for those using One.Clean.”

Phycotrone

Client
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Ambientale e del Territorio

Description
Microalgae are rapidly becoming a disruptive bio-product to be used in extremely profitable markets, such as research, cosmetics, nutraceuticals and biofuels –among others.

meg’s Phycotrone has been specifically designed to be used in a research and laboratory scale as a microalgae growth platform.

It performs growth sequences in different volume scales and/or conditions, giving back critical information for:

• Colture’s development parametrization;
• Industrial scale-up setup.

The way for understanding both algae and their development.

Urban Sun

Client
Studio Roosegaarde

Description

From Studio Roosegaarde:

“URBAN SUN, a project in development by Studio Roosegaarde as a symbol of hope, shines a large circle of this far-UVC light into public spaces, sanitising those spaces of the coronavirus. It acts as an additional layer of protection to current government rules. URBAN SUN aims to inspire hope. It combats the negative impact of social isolation by aiming to improve cultural gatherings, sporting events, public squares, and schoolyards.”

In a diverse and extended Team, meg took care of:

• Regulatory background auditing;
• Historic and Up-to-date scientific background profiling;
• Radiometric simulations;
• Installation’s performance and its sanitizing behavior under different applicative contexts.

UV on-field metrology and Proof of Concept

Client
Undisclosed

Description

UV applications are evolving at an unprecedented pace, often featuring new-to-market solutions with a very limited operative background.

Thus, on-field validations are the last mandatory step to secure the whole design and deployment processes.

We are able to verify and validate the on-field performance of UV-based solutions, by regulatory-based metrology processes and our selection of state-of-the-art UV radiometric devices.

Endriu

Client
S4e Robotics

Description

From S4e Robotics:

“Endriu is a self-driving germicidal disinfection robot.

It can be used as part of the regular cleaning cycle and aims at preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases, viruses, bacteria, and other types of harmful organic micro-organisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure.”

meg took care of:

• Regulatory background auditing;
• Historic and Up-to-date scientific background profiling;
• Dynamic Radiometric simulations;
• UVC System Design;
• Proof of Concept via UVC Laboratory Radiometry.

Air bag lift light chamber

Client
Photo B-Otic

Description

Tailor made indoor incubators, which hold the stock and starter cultures for various algae species, allowing for a higher value algae products.

Growth & Analysis Chamber

Client
Green Has Italia SpA

Description
From our Client’s website:

“The growth chamber is at the heart of our activity. It is an indispensable instrument for rapid agronomic screening. The chamber can be controlled so as to recreate varied conditions, in terms of temperature, relative humidity and photoperiods.

This provides advantages in the study and selection of new products in terms of knowledge, quality and development.

Green Has Italia’s growth chamber encapsulates the most contemporary illumination technology thanks to its variable LED spectrum. This system allows for selective spectrum emission, concentrated in tight wave lengths and calibrated to the photosynthetic needs of each plant. […]

The system is also fitted with 30 fixed cameras.

Hourly photography provides continual observation of all phases of vegetal growth.”