With more than 20 years of experience, the ProfiKomp® Group is one of the leading enterprises in Europe in the field of providing waste management related engineering and commercial services. ProfiKomp® specializes in biological waste utilization including aerobic (composting, stabilization and biodrying) and anaerobic (biogas production) technologies. It is our objective to design and install sustainable waste management systems using environmentally-friendly technologies that can be operated economically.
Since 2000 ProfiKomp® has been the cooperating partner and supplier of W.L. GORE® & Associates GmbH, the company that has developed and produced the market leader GORE® Cover laminates used in composting and other biological treatment processes(soil remediation, stabilizing, biodrying). This special semi-permeable ePTFE membrane is the key element of the PROFIKOMP® waste treatment technology.
ProfiKomp® has partnered collaborated with municipalities, waste and sewage treatment companies in its design, consulting, and construction activities in Hungary as well as abroad. ProfiKomp® has managed their biological waste utilization activities from design through the procurement of necessary technological elements to putting plants into operation.
ProfiKomp® experts have put more than 60 waste treatment plants into operation in Hungary, numerous European Union and other countries. Using diverse raw materials and biodegradable wastes, these plants now produce valuable soil improvement and yield-enhancing products.
Besides this, ProfiKomp® is also a market leader in the field of mechanical-biological waste treatment. We have outstanding references for stabilizing and/or drying residual (mixed) municipal solid waste, which, without exception, satisfy disposal limit values (AT4, GB21, TOC) and energetic parameters (moisture content, calorific value) in any given country.
ProfiKomp® also places great emphasis on research and development projects. Accordingly, it has participated in several international and Hungarian R+D projects in which it carried out innovation activities in cooperation with various companies, universities and research institutes.
In order to disseminate scientific knowledge, novel technological solutions and opportunities in waste management as well as to present R+D+I results, ProfiKomp® has published several professional books, textbooks and other publications. Besides, we cultivate a good working relationship with professional organizations, research institutes and scientific centres canters in Hungary, Europe and overseas.
The success of ProfiKomp® in Hungary and abroad is due to continuous innovation, the professional commitment of its experts and employees, and the high quality work of its suppliers, which also provide guarantee for successfully solving its clients and partners' waste management related problems.
Since January 2002 Profikomp® has conducted its activities according to the specifications of the ISO 9001:2000 quality management standard. In 2005 Profikomp® received a special award as category winner in the Certified Company competition of Üzlet&Siker (Business&Success) Magazine.
The ProfiKomp® technology consists of three components: the GORE® Cover membrane, the aeration and the control systems. Additionally, basic engineering, handling options, Trainings and after sales consultancy including services are offered to enable the end user for perfect operation.The basis of the technology is an adapted aeration system that has already been proven in several areas of application over more than 15 years. The system controls oxygen content in windrows through positive aeration, and also contains a temperature-sensor. With the help of this controlsystem it is possible to create ideal conditions in the heaps during the biological process while odour and other emissions such as dust and volatile organic compounds are effectively reduced. As a result, higher performance will be achieved; furthermore, the space need, energy use and labour needs for biological treatment can be reduced significantly. Most important: There is no need for the use of biofilters.
Source: W.L. Gore & Assocates GmbH.
1 - Control system; 2 - PC 3 Rim weight; 4 - Temperature sensor; 5 - Cover handling device; 6 - Aeration fan; 7 - GORE®COVER; 8 - Aeration and leachte system; 9 - Water trap; 10 - Leachate collection;
"Using biotechnological methods to breed Hungarian energy willow species with large biomass potential"
AGRÁR-BÉTA Mezőgazdasági Kft. (AGRÁR-BÉTA Agricultural Ltd., Birkamajor, 7200 Dombóvár, Hungary),
MTA Szegedi Biológiai Kutatóközpont (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), Biological Research Centre, 62 Temesvári krt., 6726 Szeged, Hungary)
PROFIKOMP KÖRNYEZETTECHNIKA Környezetvédelmi, Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság (PROFIKOMP ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES Environmental, Trade and Services Private Ltd., 107 Perczel Mór utca, 2100 Gödöllő, Hungary)
Project identification code : GOP-1.1.1-11-2012-0365
Total budget: 556 445 465 HUF
Amount of funding: 378 239 286 HUF
Funding rate: 67.9742%
Start of project: 01.06. 2013
End of project: 30.09.2015
From among renewable energy sources short-rotation woody energy crops have major importance in satisfying continuously growing energy demand. Agrár-Béta Agricultural Ltd. is one of the most dynamically growing domestically-owned energy companies in Hungary that has a stake in establishing energy willow plantations and making energy willow based energy production more secure, efficient and economical. The choice of bred energy willow is justified by the fact that this species has an outstanding yield and can be used to produce a high amount energy. Furthermore, conditions in Hungary are excellent for its production.
The current project is implemented by the consortium of Agrár-Béta Ltd, Profikomp Ltd and HAS Biological Research Centre. The objective is the implementation of a complex innovation project through the optimization of agronomic developments intended to increase the yield of energy willow and the genetic background defining its energy yield.
In the framework of the project Agrár-Béta Ltd has established several plantations using various willow genotypes (Express, Inger and Tordis), and has elaborated agronomic and plant protection operations. Furthermore, in large plot experiments it will evaluate the various technologies suggested by the other partners with the intention of stimulating biomass yield. During the establishment of experimental energy plantations Profikomp Ltd has participated in the selection of locations for plantations, has conducted detailed habitat (soil, microclimate) studies and habitat homogenization. In order for energy willow production to be sustainable it will also elaborate a soil nutrient supply system.
HAS Biological Research Centre has tested various growth promoting substances the use of which will result in the increase of biomass yield if shoots are treated prior to planting. In order to be able to evaluate impacts it is developing a phenotyping system based on digital imaging that will make it possible to characterize the growth of shoots and roots during the entire growing season.
Agrár-Béta Ltd subcontracted Szent István University to conduct the small plot field testing of methods optimized in greenhouses. The University of Debrecen, also as a subcontractor, is conducting the selection of energy willow genotypes with large biomass yield and moderate water demand using mass spectrometry technology.
In case of tree species used as bioenergy raw materials (poplar, empress tree) it has been shown that through doubling the chromosome number typical of the species growth intensity and biomass yield can both be increased significantly. Such a polyploidization technology has not yet been elaborated for willows. In order to produce polyploid energy willow HAS Biological Research Centre is using cell division inhibitor compounds and antisense oligonucleotides to test temporary gene silencing. This is the initial phase of a longer term project that lays down the foundations for breeding patentable new species.
REFERTIL provides EU-28 standardized, advanced, and comprehensive bio-waste treatment and nutrient recovery process improvements towards zero emission performance with eco-safe output compost and biochar products. The REFERTIL development works cover fields from applied science to economical industrial scale ups, including industrial technology engineering for the benefits and interest of the SME farmers. The improved output products will be safe, economical and standardized compost and biochar products containing phosphorous and nitrogen that can be economically and beneficially used by SME farmers. As a result, both food and environmental safety is improved, while a new bio-economy is generated.
Thank you for participating in this questionnaire about Biochar and Compost. The purpose is to determine the possible market for Biochar and improved Compost products in relation to the EU FERTRILIZER REGULATION revision.
The questionnaire should take no more than . Responses to the survey are anonymous and all completed survey material is strictly confidential.
The questionnaire are divided into three sections; a general section about the respondent, a Biochar section and a Compost section.
The results from this study will be used to examine the following:
The open days were held on 20 April, 4 May and on 20 May organised by ProfiKomp®.
The following topics were discussed:
UTILIZING THE OUTCOMES OF INNOVATION ACTIVITIES AT PROFIKOMP ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
PROFIKOMP ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES Ltd. received 25,000,000 HUF non-refundable EU funding in the framework of the "Supporting the utilization of the outcomes of innovation activities at SMEs" call of the New Széchenyi Plan. By means of the development, the total cost of which was 38,500,000 HUF, Profikomp established a compost heat utilization system at its Sioagárd site.
PROFIKOMP ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES Ltd. was founded in 2009 as a company distributing materials and products necessary for agriculture. To strengthen the market position of the company and to increase the added value of its activities, Profikomp also engages in product development, the head of the company is involved in developing various patents.
The company treats large amounts of organic materials. During the decomposition - i.e. composting - of these materials significant amount of energy is released. The project set out to utilize the energy thus released through the design, sizing, construction and installation of an innovative compost heat utilization system.
With the help of this technology compost heat can be recovered from traditional as well as the most often used windrow composting systems closed with semi-permeable membranes.
One part of the installed complex heat recovery system is a frame-like device regulated by a control unit, including heat extraction pipes and state-of-the-art instrumentation control system that ensures continuous and smooth operation.
In the framework of the project the activities of the company were expanded and its operations were made more efficient. Through the innovative development the use of traditional energy sources was reduced, and it is expected that excess energy will be produced while costs will remain the same.
Profikomp Environmental Technology Ltd. and subsidiary companies have participated in numerous Hungarian and International R&D projects in recent years. On one hand this is a very good basis to the proposed project, on the other hand it creates opportunities to examine the current scientific and economic research areas and remains of open ended questions. The participants of research are convicted the modern utilization of waste materials and by-products in addition to it is extremely important the specification of the created products and production of marketable products. It is the only way to ensure the sustainable systems creation and long-term profitability for partners. Former scientific results of project will be developed by the latest technologies.
Development of innovative products like compost and other products which are based on organic waste are realized in this project. We will create yield-increasing products which are listed in two product lines (solid and liquid aggregate product lines).
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