BIOTEC was established by the family Conil in Belgium in 1984 with the aim of developing appropriate conceptual, technological and methodological tools for carbon and nutrients management in for tropical regions. Activities have been focused on the valorization of wastewater (agricultural, agro-industrial and urban) and organic waste. avoiding any discharge to the environment and adding value through their transformation in feed, energy and fertilizer.
Our Vision (2050): Sustainable development of Humanity, fed through organic agriculture and powered with renewable energy
The sound management of the organic matter (carbon and nutrients) to generate renewable energy and to increase the fertility of soils.
BIOTEC has offices in several countries and a team of 6 nationalities. who speak 10 languages.
We are a human team characterised by its professionalism and commitment.
Founder of BIOTEC INTERNATIONAL in 1984.
Director for Asia
Research, development and innovation has always been the strength of our evolution. We optimise and constantly renew our products and look for new solutions to the challenges presented to us.
Our department responds to external and internal requests using a diverse range of media, such as laboratory tests, industrial testing, collaboration with equipment suppliers, literature searches and feedback from our plants in operation.
The department has well-equipped research laboratory to carry out experiments in BMP (Bio methane Potential). These facilities also allow to assess the toxicity of a given compound, in addition of being able to assess the influence of particle size, temperature and other parameters.
Our lab biodigesters can also work under continuous operation to be able to get reliable data on organic loads, yields, gas quality, nutrient deficiencies, etc.
BIOTEC has been a pioneer in its sector.
Our partner SSP (sspindia.com) on its side has a ½ hectare R&D Center on Evaporation and Drying (in Faridabad, India) with all the models for testing.
At small scale: to generate (renewable) gas and electricity in remote tropical regions from local biomass (energy self-sufficiency + local development and job generation)
a) To find the best crop (high biomass yields, easy to implement, to grow and to harvest, good biodigestibility, good methane generation per ton of dry matter, etc.) Large R&D on tropical grass crops.
b) To find the most suitable biodigester models to “methanize” the grass, with the best yields, the lowest O&M costs and avoiding floating layers. We took advantage of the biomass (and specifically grass) biodigestion experience in Germany and used the SAUTER sprinkling system instead of the traditional mixing systems.
This R&D drove to the set-up of the company AGROGAZ, with our partner SAUTER from Germany (www.agrogaz.com).
As a result of a R&D with its technological partner from India, and subsequently to a similar development with cane vinasse, BIOTEC conceived POME bio-evapo-drying units. It is a combination of biodigesters, evaporators (MSE) and dryers (spray), to transform palm effluents into a bio-fertilizer powder with 50% organic matter and 30% of macro-nutrients.
- Raw POME evapo-drying to produce animal feed (= SSP development in India; already implemented in 2019 at industrial scale (Godrej, 20 m3/h).
- Liquid raw POME co-composting with EFB (Empty Fruit Bunches) to process, in a very compact plant, four meters high, 100% of EFB with 50% of POME and recover around 5 US$ of fertilizer per T FFB (Fresh Fruit Bunch).
- Concentrated raw POME co-composting with EFB to process 100% of the EFB with 100% of the POME, generating around 7 US$ of fertilizer perton of FFB (and avoiding any discharge to the environment).