February 25, 2010
by PLANT STAFF
GUELPH, Ont.: BIOREM Inc. is expanding its air emissions control of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methane (biogas) emissions in the industrial market.
The Guelph, Ont.-based manufacturer of emissions control systems for eliminating odors, VOCs and hazardous air pollutants, said it will focus on developing advanced solutions for VOCs and methane, which combined amount to an annual $400-million market in the US alone. It also projects significant annual growth rates.
“By expanding our business focus to cover the VOC and biogas markets, we are committing ourselves to being a price and technology leader, as well as a participant in Carbon Credit related project opportunities,” said Peter Bruijns, BIOREM’s president and CEO.
The company said it will establish new manufacturer representatives in Australia, South Asia and Eastern Europe, and “further build-out” its Beijing office.
Solutions currently available to clean VOC and methane emissions from air streams, such as thermal oxidizers, chemical scrubbers and iron sponges, are non-biological in nature and generate further greenhouse gases or harmful byproducts during the cleaning process.
BIOREM said it has developed new biofiltration medias and processes, which will be applied to both the biogas and VOC applications to handle the high concentrations of contaminants. The new medias are currently being validated using prototype units now operating at a compost facility, automotive plant and a Brownfield superfund site in the US.