Sweden-based measurement technology developer Mantex AB has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (Norsk Treteknisk Institutt – NTI) to supply a Biofuel Analyzer with delivery in the second quarter of 2018. The total value of the transaction is approximately NOK 800 000 (≈ EUR 84 348). The agreement extends over the period April 2018 - April 2019. This is the first delivery of a Biofuel Analyzer outside Sweden.
According to a statement, NTI is interested in evaluating the savings potential in the Norwegian sawmill industry by measuring moisture content (MC) in bark. Bark from debarked sawlogs is used by Norwegian sawmills as a biomass fuel, and through a more accurate measurement of moisture content, one sees the possibility of large cost savings.
We see potential savings in the region potential of half a billion Norwegian crowns for the Norwegian sawmill industry as a whole, said Henning Horn, project manager at Norsk Treteknisk Instituttt (NTI).
One of the main reasons why NTI chose the Biofuel Analyzer is that they see Mantex’s patented X-ray technology as an effective method of reliable biofuel analysis.
The sawmill industry is a new interesting market for our products and it is extremely exciting that a renowned research institute such as Norsk Treteknisk Institutttt chose to include our technology in this project, said Max Gerger, Managing Director of Mantex Managing Director.