Ductor® is opening a groundbreaking biotech plant in Haren, Germany
Ductor Corporation is announcing today that it will reach the goal of implementing its first commercial fermentation technology in Germany this autumn. The first implementation will be an application for the biogas producer in order to significantly improve the economics of a biogas plant via replacing the expensive maize silage with inexpensive poultry manure. As of September 2016, this biogas plant will start with Ductor® ammonia removal fermentation technology.
Ductor’s technology harnesses the power of underutilized biomass with high nitrogen content such as poultry manure. ”With this technology, we are now solving the biggest problem for the biogas economy: high operating expense coming from expensive feedstock and the disposal cost of digest,” says Ari Ketola, CEO of Ductor.
Ductor® fermentation technology extracts nitrogen at an early stage and prior to the biogas production process. It also simultaneously creates commercial by-products – ammonia or ammonium sulfate. Consequently, this process offers significant improvements to cost-effective biogas production.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) has analyzed and confirmed the advantages in an independent evaluation, conducted in August 2014. ”After the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany evaluated the process with positive results, things have moved swiftly,” says Ari Ketola, CEO of Ductor.
Alongside the production of biogas, Ductor’s microbiology-based technology can also improve waste management and nutrient recycling. ”The world is moving more and more towards these megatrends,” Ketola emphasizes. ”We have incredible demand in the market. We are rolling out, and we will change the world.”
Ductor (www.ductor.com) is a Finnish cleantech enterprise that was established in 2009. Ductor’s innovation serves biogas production for nitrogen control and process stabilization. Last year, Ductor was awarded a GCCA TOP 10 prize in Taipei.