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Diverting 100% of non-recyclable waste from landfill & reducing our carbon footprint
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Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy Limited has as its core WTE technology a Fast Pyrolysis Reactor (FPR) that will thermo chemically decompose any organic or carbon material into energy rich oil and gas.

Pyrolysis is the thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen or any halogen. It involves the simultaneous change of chemical composition and physical phase, and is irreversible.

Depending on the conditions, varying amounts of solid, liquid and gas will be produced. Pyrolysis occurs over a range of temperatures from 400 C – 600 C, and usually at atmospheric pressure. Fast pyrolysis is marked by high heating rates, short vapour residence time (seconds) and rapid cooling of the reaction products, which favours maximum formation of liquids around 500 C.

Pyrolysis oil or Bio oil can be used as a renewable industrial fuel to generate heat and electrical power or can be upgraded into transportation fuels and specialty chemicals. Biochar can be used as a solid fuel source, and more recently found applications as an agricultural soil enhancement. The non–condensable gases are typically recycled into the process to provide process heat and supplementary fuel for dual fuel generator applications.

A benefit of direct liquefaction and pyrolysis over gasification and combustion is the ability to produce a liquid product, which can be more readily stored and transported compared to gaseous fuels.

Our technology is a complete modular designed pyrolysis gasification system that responsibly consumes all organic and hydrocarbon materials, producing renewable fuels and generating electrical power.

Our pyrolysis process achieves our goal of diverting 100% of non-recyclable waste from landfill and substantially reducing our carbon footprint.

Advanced Thermal Distillation Process

This modular designed pyrolysis system efficiently processes different feedstocks including post-consumer plastics and end-of-life tyres into fuel oil, ASTM grade automotive fuels and syngas – a 100% nitrogen free, high calorific value synthetic gas - for the purpose of power generation.

Depending on the feed stock used the oil and syngas can be bio oil and gas or synthetic oil and gas.

A scalable system, this technology has no harmful emissions and will meet or exceed any Environmental requirement worldwide. It is capable of processing up to 48 tonnes per day per pyrolysis unit.

The Technology Advantage

Tested Feedstocks

All of the above feedstocks have been tested within the Waste to Energy Fast Pyrolysis Reactor, each with different energy content and end products.

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Our FPR pyrolysis technology has the capability to process all organic and carbon waste streams without equipment changes. This technology - which can produce either biofuels or synthetic fuels has more than 28,000 hours of commercial use without issue in a power plant supplying 110MWe into national grid. This technology has successfully reduced fuel consumption by 70% and emissions by up to 90%.

During this process, any organic or carbon containing waste can be used. Coal can be processed with zero emissions to syngas and synthetic oil.

FPR Pyrolysis

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