Prometec’s Q Solution is a groundbreaking industrial biomass analysis system that enables us to improve energy industry efficiencies by enabling annual savings of up to 5%.
“By providing more accurate information on raw materials, industry saves renewable resources and improves the efficiency of energy production.”
Henna Karlsson, CTO, Prometec
Accurate and fast sampling with Q-Robot
Fully automated Q-Robot is a patented sampling solution that takes representative samples of the whole load quickly and accurately, improving sampling efficiency and quality management. Q-Robot has revolutionized the sampling and quality management of our customers such as heat and power producers, pulp mills, biorefineries, and pellet producers who work in several different areas of industries.
Remarkably more accurate samples
Q-Robot is significantly more accurate than any manual sampling solution. Reliable and representative samples have improved the accuracy of quality determination, which has resulted, for example, in 2–8 % smaller error in efficiency calculations of power plants.
Reliable and unbiased samples
As Q-Robot is fully automated, and the need for human labour is minimized, the solution is completely unbiased. The sampling process is transparent for every party, and sampling principles are generated in compliance with the standards of industry in question.
Efficient sampling solution for plants
Our experts will execute an in-depth research of a plant’s current sampling state, operating environment, and aspired outcome. As a result, a client gets a proposition for development procedures. The proposition can also be used in tendering for service providers.
The biomass material can be anything from straw stalks to felling waste, from branch pieces to plant leaves.
Solution: Prometec's Q-Robot takes an automated sample of the material at the moment of arrival at the power plant and sends the data to both the power plant and the material driver. Q-Robot is able to take samples of all kinds of crushed and granular materials.
Finland's new bioeconomy strategy, which will be completed in summer 2021, will take a stronger position on circular economy solutions and the utilization of renewable natural resources. The strategy has been made public, with the aim of securing the sustainable use of renewable resources as part of the EU's climate goals.
It is important for us to know how to develop our operations and products as well as our services. We at Prometec believe that our current customers are the best opportunities for sparrers and that’s why we actively want to hear how we have succeeded.
A certified quality management system tells our customers that our company's processes meet the requirements set for them. Certification is also a clear indication that our organization is systematically improving its operations. Key factors for sustainable business include reliability, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement
There have long been two major problems with quality control of biofuels. The first challenge is to automatically take representative samples of each load and the second is to obtain real-time information on the moisture content of the material before unloading the load. It seems that after Q-Robot, the latter problem is also coming to a solution.
Prometec wants to be a part of the global network and in the front line when it comes to technological development of the bioenergy sector.
The new sampling methods combined with on-line measurement methods developed in the project will be demonstrated at test-sites (Power plants) in Finland and Denmark.
An automated sampling system manufactured and sold by Prometec has got a European Patent (3232179). The patent is about a sampling method where samples are collected from above of the cargo by drilling. Also, sample collector is now patented.
Happy New Year! Our year starts off fast. We are leaving early in the year for the Biogaz Europe - Bois Energie - ReGen Europe 2020 trade fair in Nantes, France.
Before we attend Grand Tech Match 2020 in Stockholm, Prometec has been selected.
There are thousands of power plants around the world using biomass to generate heat and power, and hundreds of power plants are going to start using biomass or would like to convert at least part of their coal to biomass.