The question that triggered the development of Promethano’s first measurement equipment is straight forward: how much bio gas does a small device produce and when? A couple of measurement processes existed already but the few that focussed on small quantity measurement were not automated. Instead, the researcher frequently had to control the results from the measuring tool the whole length of the experiment and register the results by hand.
Bio gas is one of the most difficult gases to measure: not only do bio gases have different compositions; they behave very aggressive to material and require an anaerobic (free of oxygen) environment. Taking into account these specific conditions, we have come up with patented equipment bringing together a hard- and a soft-ware device which allows an uncomplicated measurement of small volumes of bio gas.
The originality of the hardware lies in its u-shaped siphon which does not oppose any resistance during the measurement process. The smallest quantities of gas can therefore be recorded without any loss. Every scientists working with gas producing microorganisms will see in this revolutionary technique an opportunity for the bio gas research to develop itself tremendously in the next few years.
Promethano’s founders can draw on a long experience in scientific research to support their clients in the planning and realisation of their experiments. According to the clients’ specific requirements, Promethano might recommend using tried and tested methods or suggest developing tailored tools that may be patented together with the client.
With a background in natural gas research, Promethano provides comprehensive hard- and soft-ware solutions to support research within the field of aerogenic and anaerobic microorganisms. Additionally, we can produce measurement tools adapted to the specific experiments you might want to lead in the context of your research.
Year of foundation: 2015
Department: Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences
Mentor: Prof. Dr. Uwe Schmidt