bitop AG receives funding for investment in production technology

Published: 28-Nov-2017

In the course of the move to its new company site, bitop builds a brand-new plant for the biotechnological production of high-quality protective substances.

These extremolytes (e.g. Ectoin) are manufactured for the use in medical devices, cosmetics and animal health products.

A major focus in the development of the plant laid in the search for alternative production technologies and the improvement of its efficiency regarding resources and energy consumption.

“We are proud and feel honoured to receive the funding. Ever since our founding, bitop stands for innovation and well-being. We aim to follow these values in every aspect of our business and are glad to do our part to protect the environment” states Daniel J. Berger, CEO.

A substantial efficiency-improvement has been reached along the complete production process from the concentration and purification to the raw product.

The introduction of up-to-date membrane processes enables bitop to significantly reduce purification wastage, use of auxiliary materials and energy consumption.

A closed process management protects operators from emission and makes air exchanges during the production redundant.

Partner of bitop in the development, planning and realisation of the plant is the OSMO Membrane Systems GmbH, a specialist for innovative solutions in the field of various filtration and reverse osmosis processes in the chemical industry.

The investment in innovative, resource- and energy-efficient production technology is substantially supported by grants from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia using funds from the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) 2014 - 2020.

The funding was granted by the State Office for Nature Environment and Consumer Protection North Rhine-Westphalia (LANUV).

The decision to award funding by the LANUV was made in a competitive procedure; the submitted projects were assessed and selected by a panel of experts.

In the systematic evaluation of potential for the improvement of resource and energy efficiency, bitop AG received valuable support from the Effizienz Agentur NRW - the competence centre for resource efficiency in NRW.

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