Less than a year after joining the Pietro Fiorentini Group, the start-up MicroPyros BioenerTec continues its growth. A path that will lead it to become an international reference for solutions based on biotechnology for Power-to-gas and syngas methanation processes.
To date, the start-up is one of the few companies in the world which has industrially developed the microorganisms for biological methanation: the Archaea.
Thanks to the engineering and organisational skills by Pietro Fiorentini, during 2021 the MicroPyros Team started the construction of a new microbiological laboratory. In this place, more than 70 different strains of Archaea will be stored at -80° C to develop further their selection and cultivation. The intense collaboration with the mother company and the synergy with the products of Hyter, a startup of the Pietro Fiorentini Group with a range of solutions for the generation of green hydrogen, have also allowed to start designing high-performance plants that cover the entire flow of biogas and biomethane, from upgrading to injection into the grid.
Gianfranco De Feo, Chairman of the Advisory Board of MicroPyros BioEnerTec, announced: “Next summer, a pilot plant to implement and optimise high-efficiency microbiological reactors will become operational. A milestone for the Pietro Fiorentini Group: for the first time, products from Hyter and Biokomp, together with the biotechnology by MicroPyros, will form a unique system. To answer the increasing need to reduce atmospheric pollutants, the pilot will also address the challenge of carbon monoxide conversion.”