Our products are grown and harvested in one of the purest ecosystems in our planet, The pampa aquifer in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
The water used in growing our spirulina comes from the melting of the Andes mountains and along with the purity of the world's driest desert this combination produces an unparalleled standard of excellence.
When we choose the site for our facility in Chile, we reviewed myriad factors, even though it meant to cut off from urban centers, we choose the pristine environment of the Atacama Desert, an unpolluted place to produce Spirulina Maxima, thereby guaranteeing the optimal quality of our product for our customers.
Life in the desert is difficult, but the team of Solarium Biotechnology works there to offer the fruit of their toil to those who know how to appreciate a good Spirulina.
Spiral Spring Spirulina Maxima is grown in large reactors which resemble rectangular swimming pools, with large surface areas and little depth.
These are filled with a special cultivation medium, prepared with water and selected mineral salts.
Nitrates and natural carbon are essential parts of the alkaline environment in which Spirulina thrives (pH between 9 and 10).
The liquid in the reactors is kept in constant motion through a wave-motion system, which ensures uniformity of production in all the volume of medium.
The dark green, soup-like fluid which develops (without ever coming into direct contact with human hands), is moved through underground pipes to a special harvesting room.
There, the alga is separated from the medium, and the green paste which is obtained undergoes several processes whereby it is finally reduced to a very fine dark green powder.
The weather is a crucial factor in determining the location of a Spirulina-producing plant. A location must be chosen which is within tropical or subtropical regions, and where water is available which is suitable for the cultivation of the algae, preferably from deep wells.