BDI subsidiary UIC GmbH reopens state-of-the-art research center

UIC GmbH has reopened its expanded and modernized research centre in Alzenau on February 25, 2016. In the course of the successful transformation process of UIC GmbH from a component to a system provider in the chemical plant construction therefore a further milestone was reached. The investment volume for the project amounted to about one million euros.

Already in 2014, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of UIC, the headquarter of the company was expanded by a new office building and larger manufacturing and assembly units. Last year the company then especially invested into the expansion and modernization of the research facilities. The now larger capacities and the more innovative experimental facilities offer the company in the future new possibilities with regard to distillation experiments. The focus of the research at the centre will lie on the development of new processes and special equipment for the short path distillation range.

"The new trend-setting research center immediately offers the opportunity to carry out customized tests for our customers with laboratory and pilot plants - with twice the capacity and numerous new advanced options. Thus, in the future we can support the customer processes even better, starting from laboratory testing to industrial plants", says Mag. Andreas Ehart, Member of the Management Board of BDI – BioEnergy International AG.

About UIC GmbH
The UIC GmbH in Alzenau, near Frankfurt, is a pioneer in the fine vacuum technology with 65 years’ experience. It develops and supplies components and customized solutions for fine chemistry, polymer chemistry, biodiesel, food and pharmaceutical industries. UIC´s short-path distillation and thin-film evaporators are used in all applications where hazardous waste and pure substances need to be separated from the temperature-sensitive starting materials.

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.

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. Together with its subsidiary UIC GmbH, BDI also offers plants and components for the gentle distillation of liquid mixtures in both rough and fine vacuum. The 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 126 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:
Andreas Ehart, MA
Member of the Board, CFO

BDI – BioEnergy International AG
Parkring 18
A-8074 Grambach/Graz, Austria
Tel: +43 / 316 / 4009 - 100
Fax: +43 / 316 / 4009 – 110

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BDI subsidiary UIC GmbH reopens state-of-the-art research center