GUELPH, Ont.: Biorem Inc. has secured an order from China’s largest producer and supplier of oil and petrochemical products for $520,000.
The Guelph, Ont. manufacturer of high-efficiency biological-based air emissions control systems says its proprietary technology will be used by China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.’s (Sinopec’s) to remove ammonia, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hydrogen sulphide, at a Sinopec refinery in southern China.
Biorem sees this as a market breakthrough. It estimates the global industrial VOC market to be worth $1.6 billion with China being one of the most important markets. The company has established a wholly foreign-owned enterprise in China to compete against regional suppliers.
“Sinopec is one of China’s largest integrated energy and chemical companies. As a new client, we believe there are additional potential opportunities for our technology within the global Sinopec family of companies,” said Peter Bruijns, Biorem’s president and CEO.
Sinopec specializes in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, oil refining and distribution, production and sales of chemicals. It ranked 17th in the 2007 Fortune Global 500 and first place among China Top 500 companies.
Biorem’s systems are used to eliminate odours, volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants, and for the conditioning of biogas renewable energy.