Biochemistry Chemistry, a Canarian company founded almost a decade ago by Javier Marrero and Miguel Valcárcel, has become a benchmark in the production of sodium hypochlorite in the Canary Islands. The sodium hypochlorite is a disinfectant that is used for a wide variety of applications, including the purification of water. The founders realized that a local factory was needed to produce this compound, since until now it had been imported, and they set out to establish the first factory of this type in the Canary Islands.
Its business model, focused on bringing the product closer to the end customer instead of depending on transportation, has been a great success. The company currently has a production capacity of 22,000 tons per year, but this does not meet the needs of the Canary Islands market, which reaches 28,000 tons and is expected to increase to 32,000. For this reason, Biomca Química plans to replicate its model with a new factory in Las Palmas, which is scheduled to open in June 2023.
A state-of-the-art sodium hypochlorite production plant
Welysis worked closely with Biomca Química to understand their needs, objectives, and challenges and offered a tailored solution that met all their requirements and exceeded their expectations. The result is a state-of-the-art plant that not only produces high-quality sodium hypochlorite but also incorporates innovative features that improve its environmental performance, such as the use of renewable energy sources and the recovery of waste and by-products.
Welysis is now expanding its reach to several African countries such as Senegal, Libya, Mauritania, and the Ivory Coast among others. This demonstrates the scalability and adaptability of the plant designed by Welysis, which can be reproduced in different places and contexts while maintaining its standards of efficiency and sustainability.
A sustainable and energy-efficient electrolysis plant
The new factory will focus on efficiency and circularity, with a photovoltaic installation and a wind turbine. The company plans to reduce electricity consumption by 45%, which will make it a highly energy-efficient industry. The plans also include the adaptation of the same model in its original factory in Tenerife, which could mean a reduction in energy consumption of 25% by the end of the year.
In general, the collaboration between Welysis and Biomca Química is a testament to the power of innovation and collaboration to drive economic growth, social development, and care for the environment. Both companies have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and their ability to overcome challenges and seize opportunities, creating value for their customers, employees, and society as a whole.
See the press release here(in Spanish)