Who we are

a multidiscipline team


Our team includes people with a proven track record brought onboard to ensure the best chance of business success. Astaco Technologies brings together key areas such as R&D, operations and corporate. These three areas integrate to solve every challenge with experience and innovative ideas.

What we do

research, development and building


Astaco Technologies started in 2015. We sell state-of-the-art photobioreactors developed with special focus on the microalgae industry. Our reactors meet the complex demands of producing high value compounds from microalgae biomass. We specialize in microalgae biotechnology, bioreactor design, construction and bioprocess optimization.

Rick Story

Rick Story

CEO/CFO
Former CFO of large REIT with over 40 years of experience in finance.
Taco Neeb

Taco Neeb

President/CTO
Entrepreneur and ultimately responsible at Astaco Technologies with more than 35 years of experience in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
Benjamin Brant

Benjamin Brant

VP BD
Highly capable technologist and business developer with 40+ years international experience in agro food-tech and clean-tech industries.
Guido Cox

Guido Cox

Project manager/Researcher
Physics engineer with over 20 years of experience in R&D, mainly in sustainable technologies.
Frank Mulder

Frank Mulder

IT manager/Controller
Over 30 years of experience in IT and finance, mainly in multimedia and international sustainable industries.
Simón Pereira Bouzas

Simón Pereira Bouzas

R&D Microbiology
Simón is an expert in microalgae. He researches to optimize culture conditions, designs bioprocesses and develops new strains and techniques.
Jonas Jelinek

Jonas Jelinek

Microbiologist/Production line manager
With years of experience in microalgae applications, Jonas is specialized in bioprocesses optimization and technology development from lab to production scale.
Floris Schropp

Floris Schropp

Electronics Engineer
Analog/Power electronics engineer with focus on lighting applications, circuit design and PCB layout.
Harry Visch

Harry Visch

Constructions specialist
Many years of experience in constructions, from prototypes to complete production systems.