Lund based Bioprocess Control Sweden AB, winner of the Swedish national clean-tech innovations competition MiljöInnovation 2007, has signed an agreement with ABB AB (Process Automation). During the first half of 2008, Bioprocess Control and ABB will assess the possibility of integrating Bioprocess Control’s prize winning process optimisation software application Biogas OptimizerTM with ABB’s award winning industrial IT system 800xA.
A pre-study to assess both the technical and business advantages of integrating Biogas OptimizerTM with the 800xA automations system will begin at the beginning of January and continue until June.
- This agreement fits very well with our ambition to streamline the installation of Biogas OptimizerTM through partnering with a leading provider of automations systems. Moreover, this development will help to position Biogas OptimizerTM as a leading application for optimizing the production of biogas, commented Kristofer Cook, CEO for Bioprocess Control.
The 800xA system extends the scope of traditional control systems to include all automations functions in a single operations and engineering environment, enabling biogas plants to perform smarter and better at substantial cost savings.
- Integrating Biogas OptimizerTM with the 800xA automations system would further help to position the 800xA system as a natural alternative for newly constructed as well as existing biogas plants. We consider Bioprocess Control to be a leader in their field providing an innovative application that can add value to our product, commented Joakim Askviken, Vice President Process Automation, ABB Sweden.
Joakim Askviken, Vice President Process Automation, Head of Control Products, Chemical, Consumer and Life, +46 (0)705 934044
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 112,000 people.
About Bioprocess Control
Bioprocess Control AB (www.bioprocesscontrol.com) is a privately held company based in Lund, Sweden and technology and market leader in providing advanced instrumentation and control technologies for research and commercial applications in the biogas industry. The company was founded in 2006, bringing to market more than 15 years of industry leading research in the area of instrumentation, control and automation of anaerobic digestion processes.