WED, APR 20, 2022 10:30 CET
BPC Instruments AB (“BPC” or “the Company”) has received a grant from the European Patent Office regarding the Company’s core analytical technology in feedstock quality analysis for biogas production. The patent “System setup for biological methane potential test” provides intellectual property protection to one of the Company’s flagship products – AMPTS® – which is well recognized in the biogas business sector worldwide.
The AMPTS® (Automatic Methane Potential Test System) II is an analytical tool used by scientists and engineers for conducting various anaerobic batch fermentation tests. This includes performing, with up to 15 or 6 test vials, biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests, specific methanogenic activity (SMA) assays, as well as conducting residual gas potential (RGP) analyses on digested slurry. All of this is performed with easy access to sampling, analysis, recording and report generation; fully integrated and automated. Two patent applications for AMPTS® core technologies have been filed and granted one by one during the past years in the EU, US, China and India, with regards to various patent procedures and duration for each national filing stage. The granting decision from the European Patent Office is expected to be the last one. The patent titled “System setup for biological methane potential test” has been given patent number No. 19 162 072.3 and will be valid through 2030.
CEO Dr. Jing Liu comments
“I am very delighted about the granting decision of our core analytical technology for AMPTS® from the European Patent Office. The granted patent will provide BPC with strong IP protection for our flagship product in the biogas sector. This is important since we see excellent business opportunities and increased market potential as the latest development trend of long-term investment plans and policies support biogas. The development of boosting biogas/biomethane production can certainly reduce the EU member states’ dependence on imports of fossil natural gas and contribution to achieving climate and environmental goals.”
More information about the Swedish investment plan on biogas and European Commission’s REPowerEU plan can be found in early published news here.
This is information is such information that BPC Instruments AB is obliged to publish in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The information was submitted, through the agency of the contact person below, for publication on April 20, 2022.
About BPC Instruments AB
BPC Instruments (formerly Bioprocess Control) is a Swedish-based technology company developing and selling automated, analytical instruments that allow for more efficient, reliable, and higher quality research and analysis in a wide range of industries including biogas, biodegradability, animal nutrition, and greenhouse gas emission analysis. The result is significant reductions in time consumption and labour requirement for performing analysis, as well as more efficient use of manpower resources. BPC Instruments’ products offer high quality and good features in both hardware and software, and the Company has a deep level of knowledge and know-how on-target applications. The solutions of BPC Instruments are the first of their kind, making the Company a pioneer in its field. Today, BPC Instruments exports to more than 60 countries and the number is growing. For more information, please visit BPC’s webpage www.bpcinstruments.com