BioCRACK – biofuel from waste –
receives State Prize Innovation 

(Grambach, March 30, 2016): On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Industry, BDI – BioEnergy International was awarded the “VERENA” special prize – powered by VERBUND – on March 29, 2016.

With its project “BDI bioCRACK” – a globally unique process for generating 2nd generation biofuels – BDI managed to prevail over more than 300 nationwide submissions and receive the prestigious “VERENA” award.

After years of research and in close cooperation with OMV Schwechat Refinery and the Technical University in Graz BDI has developed an innovative Biomass-to-liquid technology. During the “BDI bioCRACK process”, solid biomass and a high-boiling by-product of mineral oil refineries are converted into diesel fuel with more than 10 % biogenic content. This diesel fuel complies with the European diesel-quality standards and can be deployed in diesel engines without any adaptations.

“We are very pleased that with our bioCRACK process we have succeeded to develop a simple, cost-efficient BtL-technology, which verifiable allows a reduction of greenhouse gas of more than 80 % by using feedstock only that does not conflict with the food industry. We have successfully completed the pilot stage and are now looking internationally for a suitable strategic partner for a technology application – mainly for the construction of a demo plant”, says Dr. Edgar Ahn, Member of the Management Board at BDI – BioEnergy International AG.

About BDI – BioEnergy International AG
BDI – BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customized BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself, which can manufacture BioDiesel from different raw materials, such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats. In the “From Waste to Value” field BDI supplies efficient plant concepts that are designed to produce BioGas from industrial and municipal waste. Together with its subsidiary UIC GmbH, BDI is also active in the field of vacuum distillation. UIC GmbH supplies equipment and components for the gentle distillation of liquid mixtures in both rough and fine vacuum. In the Life Science segment, BDI creates with its fully-owned subsidiary BDI – BioLife Science GmbH new standards in the production of valuable algae-based products. This innovation enables the development of processes and equipment of the production and use of algae biomass.

BDI has specialised in the development of technologies that make optimum use of resources in the industrial processing of by- and waste products ever since it was established in 1996 and owns an extensive patent portfolio that has resulted from its in-house research and development activities. Our range of services includes public authority, basic and detailed engineering, installation and start-up as well as After-Sales support.

BDI – BioEnergy International AG and the companies it consolidates currently have 125 employees. The shares of BDI – BioEnergy International AG (ISIN AT0000A02177) are listed in the General Standard Market at Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Contact for further information:
Dr. Edgar Ahn
Member of the Board, CSO
BDI – BioEnergy International AG
Parkring 18
A-8074 Grambach/Graz, Austria
Tel: +43 / 316 / 4009 – 100
Fax: +43 / 316 / 4009 – 110