Start-up, Growth, and Expansion Plan
Beginning in early 2019, SCI will use the production and sales of algae biomass to generate much needed cash flow for small rural communities, farmers, ranchers, and other special needs groups. Our vision is to bridge the gap between the small algae microfarmers and large scale production facilities by creating a viable and scalable business opportunity that offers the best of both worlds.
SCI will produce and market specific strains of algae for use in health food supplements, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, animal feedstock, and fertilizer. This plan also includes the acquisition of specific production contracts with various research firms involved in specialty product development, renewable energy, and space exploration. Production will be accomplished using a unique production facility model.
The SCI proposed pilot property is zoned for agriculture and is perfectly located to attract positive attention to the many possibilities of incorporating algae production into the social and business infrastructure of smaller rural communities.
The SCI production facility makes scaling up from one production unit to several units feasible and does not create the typical problems encountered with scaling that other algae farms have frequently experienced. SCI plans to offer opportunities for farmers, ranchers, land owners, small communities, and research organizations. SCI will offer several options for participation including purchase financing, leasing, sharecropping, and limited partnerships. These opportunities will be available to prospective customers and potential partners within 30 days of the first SCI quarterly earnings report for 2019. SCI plans to let the cash flow speak for itself. SCI also plans to have 10 company owned facilities operational by the end of 2019.
2019 growth and expansion plans are proprietary and not for dissemination without NDA and/or contract.
agriculture Start-up overview
Our project utilizes closed PBR (photo bioreactor) technology. A closed PBR system of any type typically produces a minimum of 4 times the production output of the open pond models used in various 2008 projections. One of the major advantages in the SCI business model is to grow specific strains of algae for use in health food supplements, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, feedstock, and fertilizer. This plan also includes specific production contracts with various research facilities specializing in product development, renewable energy, and space exploration. When the demand for algae products fluctuates, SCI plans to grow specific strains recognized by government legislation that makes algae a subsidized agricultural crop. This will insure constant production of product throughout the year and constant cash flow regardless of any fluctuations in demand. Our business model also uses direct marketing techniques rather than a “green” grass roots approach.
2015 algae product pricing is far better than 2008 pricing, and future pricing will improve as well based upon the currently growing market awareness and even higher projected consumer demands. More market awareness and thousands of new patents and production innovations over the last 7 years have made algae a commonly purchased product in many sectors. Improvements to PBR design, extraction technology, computer integration, and the millions of government funded research dollars spent on improving and scaling algae production have made costs lower and production output higher. This means a realistic estimate of the projected cash flow per acre is at least 4 times greater than the 2008 figures using common algae.
our future market – 2020 and beyond
The following is excerpted from the research and writings of Dr. Mark Edwards, one of the world’s foremost authorities on algae.
Development of texturized vegetable protein
The invention of digestible texturized algal protein, TAP, will ignite the use of algae in foods. TAP, Alnuts, Nostoc or other trade names may be used as a meat replacement or supplement. The extrusion technology changes the structure of the protein and yields a fibrous spongy matrix that is similar in texture to meat. TAP may be presented in a wide variety of traditional food forms such as sushi, diced chicken, turkey, tuna or red meats.
Wine, Beer and Beyond - Expected by 2020
No breakthrough will spur the explosion of algaculture more than winemaking. When the proper strains of algae are developed for wine and beer, people well beyond those with Green Forks will quickly jump on the home brew bandwagon. Home brewing with grapes or hops is expensive and cumbersome. Typically, the grape juice feedstock must be purchased as well as the sugar, yeast and other supplies and equipment. Individuals or cooperatives who homebrew algae wine or beer will find they can grow their own feedstock. Companies that sell hot tubs and aquaculture supplies are likely to gain a huge new source of business. There are some examples already being developed.