Process

Biotechnika specialise in the complete Project Management of plant commissioning in selected industries. We offer full turn-key industrial installations to exacting customers requirements, as well as completing specific components of projects. We manage the entire process (from the permission permits/procedures, engineering designs, plant installation & commissioning) to deliver complete turn-key technological lines. We even supervise partial or general construction. Additionally our company can offer support in attaining financing and co-financing (EU/National Government/Regional). This financing can be granted for innovative/R&D industrial investments, or for regional investments in certain targeted areas.

Process

Biotechnika specialise in the complete Project Management of plant commissioning in selected industries. We offer full turn-key industrial installations to exacting customers requirements, as well as completing specific components of projects. We manage the entire process (from the permission permits/procedures, engineering designs, plant installation & commissioning) to deliver complete turn-key technological lines. We even supervise partial or general construction. Additionally our company can offer support in attaining financing and co-financing (EU/National Government/Regional). This financing can be granted for innovative/R&D industrial investments, or for regional investments in certain targeted areas.

Process development

Lab-scale R&D and bench testing

Planning in accordance with the principles of DOE (Design of Experiments), and conducting research and tests in the field of biotechnology and process engineering. Statistical optimization of process conditions – upstream and downstream processing on a laboratory scale including: pre-treatment and hydrolysis processes, fermentation, separation, extraction, concentration and development of the final product form.

 

Piloting

Conducting tests on a pilot scale, based on the results of experiments performed on a laboratory scale. Optimizing of process conditions up to 1 m3. Development of process assumptions for production scale. Development of the concept of comprehensive technological lines with machinery that is standard or customized to the customer’s needs.

 

Upscaling and large-scale testing

We carry out scale-up in the form of both theoretical design, as well as tests on a scale close to full production. This stage directly precedes full scale industrial implementation.

 

R&D financing

We finance research and development in the field of biotechnology and process engineering from our own resources, as well as with European funds, cooperating with intermediary institutions including specialised service providers, such as Entrepreneurs in Lodz, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, the National Centre for Research and Development.

As a company, we have also repeatedly participated in innovative projects commissioned by commercial entities, which co-financed these projects from their own funds. Our R&D activity focuses mainly on areas such as bio-refining technologies to obtain valuable biomass products (e.g. plant proteins), biofuels and bioenergy production technologies, wastewater treatment technologies, but also low tonnage chemistry technologies, such as hyaluronic acid production. Our constant partner in this research is Bionanopark Lodz.

Planning & engineering

Process

Comprehensive design of the process, both conceptual (FEED) and implementation. The work includes the development of documentation. From the level of block diagrams, through preliminary and detailed mass-energy balances, PFD diagrams, P&ID diagrams, selection and specification of equipment as well as control and measuring apparatus to layouts in the form functional 3D models and 2D documentation.
The industrial process also includes piping projects, from the spatial model to the isometric documentation, along with the required accompanying specifications (BOM statements, line lists etc.).

 

Architecture

Comprehensive architectural design, from the initial concept of the spatial layout of an industrial facility to complete detailed design, including visualizations and 3D models. Adaptation of the building design to its technological function while maintaining architectural values. Modernization, reconstruction and extension of existing buildings, adaptation to perform industrial functions. Cost estimation, energy certificates.

 

Structure

Designing steel and reinforced concrete structures, geotechnical and foundations design. Experience in designing industrial, warehouse, office and social buildings, support structures for process equipment, pipe bridges, tanks, silos, sheds and other structures. Preparation of projects for building permission, detailed design and workshop documentation. The ability to design custom constructions tailored to each process function. Designs for strengthening and adapting structures to new process functions. Optimization of applied solutions in terms of availability of construction materials. Designs according to Polish, European and US standards.

Electrical

Designing electrical installations, including MV power supply systems, distribution installations, power supply installations, internal, external and emergency lighting, lightning protection. Preparation of projects for building permits and detailed designs. Designing of automation, measurement and control systems.

Designing ICT installations. Obtaining grid connection permits, both for consumers and energy producers. Appraisal of documentation with distribution network operators and fire protection experts.

 

HVAC and plumbing

Designing sanitary installations: central heating (radiator, floor, air heating and heat source technologies) water and sewage systems, gas, hydrant, ventilation, air conditioning, ice water, heat recovery (e.g. recuperation).

 

Civil engineering

Preparation of site plans, planning permission, landscaping. Designing external electrical installations and plumbing, including rainwater management. Design of access roads and parking lots, escape routes as well as fire roads and reservoirs for fire protection.

Permitting

Environmental permits

Comprehensive assistance in obtaining environmental permits. Preparing required documentation including project information sheets and environmental impact reports.

 

Site planning

Assistance in identifying existing land zoning and permitted use, seeking approval from the regulatory body for amendments as required by the project.

 

Building permits

Comprehensive assistance during the procedure of obtaining a valid building permit by preparing an application and the building project.
We also offer comprehensive investor services in the field of:

  • representing the Investor before local government bodies,
  • individual advice and technical assistance in administrative proceedings,
  • obtaining formal conditions necessary for applications for obtaining the above administrative permits.

Project execution

Technical
and engineering support

Engineering support for construction processes. Making the necessary design changes at the execution stage. Assistance in solving problems arising during the implementation of the project.

Construction
supervision

Investor or Designer supervision over the course of construction processes. Verification that the work completed is in compliance with the project, as well as the selected technologies. Coordinating the introduction of replacement solutions proposed in the original project if required. Oversight of the agreed budget.

Commissioning

Pre-commissioning

Initial mechanical completion tests of the process equipment, consisting of verification of compliance with the design documentation. “Dry” and “wet” mechanical tests of the complete process installation.

Commissioning

Essential commissioning and optimization of the installation’s work, aimed at achieving the assumed production parameters.

Post-commissioning services

Warranty and post-warranty service of the process installation, both in remote mode and through personal supervision of specialists at the operating plant.

Financing

R&D financing

We finance research and development in the field of biotechnology and process engineering from our own resources, as well as with European funds, cooperating with intermediary institutions including specialised service providers, such as Entrepreneurs in Lodz, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, the National Centre for Research and Development. As a company, we have also repeatedly participated in innovative projects commissioned by commercial entities, which co-financed these projects from their own funds. Our R&D activities focus mainly on areas such as bio refining technologies to obtain valuable biomass products (e.g. plant proteins), biofuels and bioenergy production technologies, wastewater treatment technologies, but also low tonnage chemistry technologies, such as hyaluronic acid production. Our constant partner in this research is Bionanopark Lodz.

Investment financing

Our international business contacts and experience in the implementation of industrial installations of various sizes allow us to support our clients when they seek investment financing. We work with specialists in the field of project development who can boast of a long list of successful investments using various financing models.

 

EU funding

We offer counselling and support in obtaining financing and co-financing of industrial investments through EU funds.

We are a team of professionals

Our knowledge expands with each new and innovative implemented project. Owing to our highly-skilled team, we can deal with the most sophisticated and demanding projects, using our very own constantly improved technical ideas.

We operate internationally, and so we can support our clients on a global scale. Virtually every member of our project team has studied abroad, gaining extensive experience in European, Asian, and American cultural contexts. Our work involves everyday contact with our customers and business partners located all over the world. We can work on projects in every corner of the world while performing the main design and engineering-related tasks at our headquarters in Poland.

We invite you to collaborate with us

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