Finnish bio-economic innovation in high demand
The nitrogen removal method developed by Finnish cleantech company Ductor is now set to increase its commercial potential on the industrial scale. The corporation has signed its first international supply contracts with two biogas plants in Germany.
The microbiological method improves the profitability of biogas plants significantly by enabling the use of high-grade yet incredibly economical feedstock in the production of biogas. With Ductor’s method, nitrogen and phosphor – which are problematic from the environmental perspective – are recovered from organic material. Consequently, the biogas production process becomes more manageable and cleaner.
Ductor’s innovation has market potential in both developed and developing markets, and its nitrogen removal method can be added to an already existent plant as well as built to be part of a new fully independent biogas facility. Germany’s biogas industry can be seen as the most important for the company since 95 per cent of Europe’s biogas plants as a whole are located there.
In 2013 Ductor won the Red Herring Europe 100 and Global 100 awards, and last week the company was honoured the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) TOP 10 Winner award in Taipei.