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
The fully automated Q-Robot is a patented sampling solution that improves biomass quality management by taking accurate, whole-load samples randomly, quickly and safely.
Significant cost savings
Reliable and representative sampling with Q-Robot has significantly improved the accuracy of quality determinations, resulting in 2-8% less error in efficiency calculations for power plants, for example.
Load moisture and volume information even before unloading
Sampling provides realtime load volume data, calculated moisture content and calculated energy content data. The quality data can be used, for example, to direct the load to the desired unloading location or to check loads that do not meet the quality criteria.
The right choices for sampling
How should sampling be best organized? Our experts will carry out an in-depth study of the current state of the institution, the operating environment and the target state. The client will receive a proposal for measures to improve the efficiency of sampling, which can be used, for example, when tendering for service providers.
A step towards a carbon neutral tomorrow - Savon Voima invests in biofuel quality testing equipment at Iisalmi power plant
Savon Voima invests in automatic sampling equipment at Iisalmi power plant. A sampling robot will automatically take samples directly from trucks carrying biomass before unloading. Sampling plays an important role in determining the quality of the biomass to be burned.
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.