Globally, more than 50% of the population lives in urban areas, and by 2045, this is estimated to increase by 1.5 times, to 6 billion. This unrivaled explosion in urbanization requires a paradigm shift from the current flow-through, linear phenomenon of resource inputs, processing, and its associated waste to a more cyclical structure that reduces resource consumption and waste production simultaneously.
Urban circularity, however, cannot exist without first achieving a sustainable water cycle, where residents have continuous access to safe clean water within the boundaries of their city. Via MNR technology, Biopolus has created a modular, expandable water treatment system for complex circular urban water treatment and management. By means of advanced metabolic engineering, energy, organic materials, and minerals can be derived from organic waste through biosolid fractionation. These solutions, along with optional space for community functions and urban food production are integrated and housed in the Biopolus BioMakery.
BIOPOLUS’ ULTIMATE GOAL
Create a network of BioMakeries, decentralized metabolic hubs, capable of integrating circular urban infrastructure, helping to make future cities safe, sustainable, and resilient.
We are TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS, serving clients through local partners and providing support throughout the project lifecycle. Our activities include:
1: FEASIBILITY: Concept Design
2: DESIGN: Process Design, Basic Mechanical & Electrical Design, Control & Instrumentation, Architectural Concept
3: CONSTRUCTION: Specialized Equipment (biofilm carriers, control & instrumentation, etc.)
4: STARTUP: Commissioning
5: OPERATION: Remote Supervision, Technology Support
We are URBAN PLANNERS SPECIALIZING IN METABOLIC MAPPING material and energy flows to provide assessment and insight on how to close the traditional linear urban cycle of consumption and waste.
When metabolic mapping a development area, we look for synergies, waste to resource opportunities, and opportunities for innovation and optimization. This analysis can be performed as part of an overall feasibility study for a BioMakery concept design, or it can be part of a separate urban planning study.
We offer DYNAMIC SIMULATION MODELING for the optimal design and operational parameters of new water treatment facilities, and for the optimization and future development of existing facilities. Dynamic simulation modeling consists of the following phases:
1: Data Analysis
2: Building and Validation of the Simulation Model and
3: Conclusions (Technology Optimization & Recommendations for System Upgrades, Adaptation, Integration, and/or Resilience Planning).
Our team is composed of multi-disciplinary individuals, each offering their own perspective, for true ‘out of the box’ creative thinking and problem solving.
Since the beginning, Biopolus has worked to establish strategic partnerships to collaborate on various projects, on technological developments, and to gain access to different regions of the globe. We strive for collaborative innovation and take pride in our mutual successes. A selection of our partnership highlights are described below.
Tungsram Agritech: Budapest Plant Factory Demonstration and Development Center
Biopolus has partnered with Tungsram Agritech, the new plant technology division of Tungsram, an international company with a 120+ year old history in lighting innovation and production. Combining Biopolus experience and knowledge with Tungsram lighting and technology, the two companies have teamed up to design and construct a new state-of-the-art R&D focused commercial Plant Factory. The vertical farming facility is located in Budapest, Hungary and was officially opened on May 5,2021. Tungsram & Biopolus Parnership
Metito: Sustainable water solutions in the GCC
In 2017, Biopolus and Metito partnered together to offer Biopolus technology solutions to the Gulf area. Metito is an international engineering company founded in 1958, which specializes in custom design and manufacturing of water treatment, wastewater treatment and desalination equipment for industrial, commercial and municipal applications. Metito.com
GETECH – Green Journey Environment Company : Southeast Asian connection
Biopolus has partnered with GETECH, a trusted EPC Contractor and a leading firm in the field of Environmental Treatment Technologies in Vietnam. GETECH is located in Ho Chi Minh City where they provide consulting, designing, execution and installation services at hundreds of environmental plants in Vietnam. They are the local MNR distribution partner for Biopolus. GETECH
Eisberg – Biopolus – Tungsram cooperation
In August 2020, a tri-party cooperation was established with Eisberg’s Hungarian subsidiary to launch a new micro-green product line. As a member of the Swiss Bell Food Group, Eisberg is the largest producers of ready-to-eat salads in Central and Eastern Europe. The newly opened Budapest plant factory and R&D center will be used to test various products for new micro-green product line. Eisberg.hu
Colubris Cleantech: A Dutch Presence
Biopolus has partnered with Colubris Cleantech, a Dutch company with over 35 years experience specializing in industrial wastewater treatment, solid waste recycling, and bioresource extraction. The two companies are collaborating on product development and are working to cooperate on projects in the Netherlands and around the globe. www.colubriscleantech.com
Budapest Waterworks: Living Island Vertical Farm
Biopolus partnered with Budapest Waterworks to design and build a testing and development facility for vertical farming. The pilot project was in operation from 2016-2018. The facility was built to monitor and develop various growing methods of Biopolus aerogreen technology. The energy efficiency and the effectiveness of the individual system components (light, plant feeding, temperature, and humidity control) were monitored and recovered for plant factory development. LivingIsland
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