Ontario-based Biorem (TSXV:BRM) said today it secured a C$720,000 (US$673,000) contract for the newest version of its advanced biofiltration technology.
The two-stage air emissions control system is expected to remove potentially deadly chemical compounds that also cause odors at a municipal wastewater treatment facility in southern British Columbia. It’s one of more than 30 equipment contracts the company has signed this year in North America, plus about five in China.
But the company is also pursuing an application for its bacteria-based filtration technology that could be even more lucrative: absorbing harmful emissions from industrial processes, CEO Peter Bruijns told the Cleantech Group today.
“The air emissions regulations are only going to get stronger, especially as they pertain to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide,” Bruijns said. “We’re redirecting the company from purely odor control to also addressing air emissions.”
Bruijns said Biorem is in the final stages of developing a new proprietary system to clean air emissions using the same biological process. Depending on the speed of research and development, Biorem could have the process ready in about six to eight months, Bruijns said.
“It would displace thermal oxidizers than burn oxygen to destroy volatile organic compounds,” he said.