The Versatile Power of Pyrolysis

Our technology finds a wide array of applications across various industrial and social settings worldwide.

Our technology goes beyond heat and power generation, offering versatile applications with various waste and biomass feedstocks. Our processes are well suited to optimise value recovery, be it through recycling metals and carbon products or elevating the energy content of various materials through drying or torrefaction. This technology serves as a focal point for communities, fostering opportunities for job creation and addressing social, industrial, or agricultural demands. Explore the technology’s three core functions by navigating the tabs below.

Our extensive Waste Disposal Catalogue

Our waste treatment technology is suitable for processing over 250 waste types listed in the European Waste Catalogue. The categories listed below are just a few examples. Get in touch if you’d like to learn whether we can divert your business’ wastes from landfill.

Municipal Waste

Healthcare Waste

Sewage Sludge

Forestry Wastes

Industrial Wastes

Waste Tyres

Waste Electronics (WEEE)

Textile Wastes

Hazardous Wastes

Rethinking Energy Generation

Our plants are ideal for Combined Heat and Power (CHP), the process of capturing and utilising heat that is not converted to electricity during power generation. This heat can be supplied to local businesses and households to match demands that would normally be met by fossil fuel-powered boilers. Our plants can be seen as a hub around which other activities can be promoted to create employment and meet social, industrial and agricultural needs. Below are just a few of the ways our technology can help realise cheaper, cleaner energy.

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Housing Developments

CHP can be provided for housing developments as part of an integrated Virtual Power Plant network. Municipal, sewage and other wastes are processed to provide a base energy load which can be used in conjunction with other renewable sources.

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Local Industry

Electricity, heat and cooling can be supplied directly to various industrial processes as part of a decentralised energy system. Syngas can also be directly supplied to more energy intensive operations such as metallurgy and cement production.

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Waste to Solid Fuel

As demonstrated by our facility in Avonmouth, generated heat and power can be used to transform certain waste streams into transportable fuels with an increased energy value. Examples include:
- Drying, pelletisation and torrefaction of woody biomass
- Drying of sewage sludge in preparation for thermal conversion
- Shredding and sterilisation of wastes to produce waste-derived-fuels

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Maximising Potential for Resource Recovery

 

Our processes are well suited to optimising value by recycling metal, ash and biochar, providing a real zero-to-landfill disposal solution. The recovery of ash and biochar provides a means of carbon storage and can be utilised in many long term applications. Learn more by hovering over on the images below.

Biochar Production

Our technology is ideal for the production of biochar, a carbon-rich charcoal produced through the pyrolysis of woody biomass. It’s stable structure allows it to store carbon for hundreds to thousands of years, making its production a carbon-negative process, as well as a source of renewable energy. It is highly effective for improving the fertility of soils due to its unique microporous structure, and is also used in medicine, water purification, air purification and other fields.

Metal and Ash Recovery

With careful control of three key thermochemical processes, the quality of metals within waste is retained to minimise their recycling cost. The process also enables control of carbon levels retained in residual ash, minimising the carbon footprint of the process. After refining, ash can be used as an aggregate in concrete, locking carbon in a solid form for generations to come.