Success Stories

Sustainable solu­tions all over the world

SUCCESS STORIES

Sustainable solu­tions all over the world

SUCCESS STORIES

Sustainable solu­tions all over the world

SUCCESS STORIES

Sustainable solu­tions all over the world

From waste to value –
all over the world

Today more than ever, compa­nies are faced with rising waste disposal costs and legis­la­tion aimed at redu­cing waste while promo­ting recycling.

At PYREG, we have the tech­no­logy and inno­va­tive solu­tions to meet these deman­ding requi­re­ments. PYREG’s systems can convert your resi­dues into valu­able biochar and energy. At the same time, they offer a proven solu­tion that helps reduce your carbon foot­print and waste volume and sani­tise your residues.

World­wide Solutions

Growing Stock­holm Greener

In Stock­holm, Sweden‘s capital, green waste from parks and private gardens is processed into biochar in a climate-friendly manner. The parks and gardens depart­ment uses the biochar for the main­ten­ance of the tree popu­la­tion. During the produc­tion of biochar, excess thermal energy is released. This is fed into the local heating network, which supplies city apart­ments with rege­ne­ra­tive heat and hot water while saving fossil energy.

 ADVANTAGES

+ Better urban climate
+ CO2 Sequestra­tion
+ Excess  thermal energy is used

> visit Project Website

SOIL PRODUC­TION IN Austria

The first biochar produc­tion plant in Europe was built in Austria in 2012. The aim of this compost and soil plant goes one step further than the mere disposal of biomass – their aim is to produce the best possible compost quali­ties and subse­quently the best possible finished soils for profes­sional users such as garden desi­gners. While beeing able to comply with the strict limits of the Waste Inci­nera­tion Ordi­nance, the mate­rial is constantly avail­able and deli­ver­able in consist­ently high quality. The plant operates 24 hours a day and produces about 1,000 kg of high-quality biochar per day. This biochar pioneer feeds the total energy (150kW), released during the carbo­niz­a­tion process, into its heat network – for heating and drying the feed mate­rial.

https://www.sonnenerde.at 

 

ADVAN­TAGES

+ Top quality end product
+ Excess thermal energy is used

> visit Project Website

GREEN ENERGY PRODUC­TION, LOCAL HEATING NETWORK IN Switzerland

At IWB’s (Indus­tri­elle Werke Basel) own site in the Klein­hü­ningen district   of Basel, inno­va­tive pyro­lysis tech­no­logy is used to carbo­nize previously unused, low-grade biomass such as green waste. The heat released in this process is used for the local IWB district heating network, and the biochar (550 tons annu­ally) is used as a soil condi­tioner in the   agri­cul­tural field. The CO2 stored in the biochar remains in the soil and is not released back into the atmo­s­phere. CO2 is thus actively removed from the cycle. The addi­tion of biochar contri­butes to the ferti­lity of the soil. It stores water, provides a habitat for important micro­or­ga­nisms and   binds harmful substances

 

ADVAN­TAGES

+ Trans­for­ma­tion from previously unused biomass into high quality Biochar
+ 550 tons of biochar yearly is used as a soil improver
+ 4,5 giga­watt hours of energy is used to supply 170 house­holds through the district heating networks per year

> visit Project Website

Recy­cling of water­borne litter

Polluted waters are a world­wide problem. Espe­cially in coun­tries without a govern­mental disposal system, this problem becomes an enor­mous sustaina­bi­lity and even health issue.
In order to reduce the mixed waste in rivers and waters, a solu­tion is needed that can recycle the waste without having to sepa­rate it first. The PYREG system offers just that. It is located right on site. There­fore, no waste needs to be trans­ported to distant inci­ne­rator plants. It can be recy­cled on site, without harmful CO2 emis­sions and without costly sepa­ra­tion. The first system will go into opera­tion in India in 2021.

 

ADVAN­TAGES

+ Recycle mixed waste in a sustainable way
+ Redu­cing the waste volume ip to 90%
+ On site recy­cling
+ Avoid­ance of Co2 emis­sions
+ Reduc­tion of trans­por­ta­tion costs
> visit Project Website

SEWAGE SLUDGE RECY­CLING IN Silicon Valley

The vision of our US partner Biofor­ce­tech – based in Silicon Valley – is simple: instead of trucking “waste” away, they offer the tech­no­logy that can auto­no­mously trans­form orga­nics into value. In the US alone, over 100M tons of organic waste per year are sent to land­fill, inci­ne­rated or land applied, crea­ting envi­ron­mental and health problems.
The treat­ment of bioso­lids from Sewage Sludge to biochar with great nutri­tional value is not only cost effi­cient, but also a sustainable solu­tion to locally trans­form organic streams into rene­wable energy and biochar. Once used as a phos­phate ferti­lizer in the ground, it helps to improve the envi­ron­mental foot­print by seques­te­ring Co2 for centu­ries. While redu­cing the waste volume by 90%, the PYREG tech­no­logy also offers a great cost saving.

 

ADVAN­TAGES

+ Trans­for­ma­tion from sewage sludge to phos­pho­rate ferti­lizer+ Redu­cing waste volume up to 90%
+ 90% less trucks
+ Up to 100% less energy consump­tion
+ CO2 Sequestration

> visit Project Website

DISPOSAL OF INDUS­TRIAL SLUDGE in China

Indus­trial waste mate­rial can be carbo­nized
without prior sorting. The resul­ting homo­ge­neous biochar can, e.g. be used as a filler in further inte­grated processes.

> visit Project Website

GERALD DUNST; MANA­GING DIRECTOR

“In 2011, we opted for PYREG tech­no­logy because only it could meet the strict limits of the Waste Inci­nera­tion Ordi­nance. As we now know, this was abso­lutely the right decision. This summer we will expand our plant park with a PYREG plant (P1500).”

DARIO PRESEZZI; MANA­GING DIRECTOR

“The treat­ment of bioso­lids from sewage sludge to biochar with high nutri­tional value is not only cost effi­cient, but also a sustainable solu­tion to locally trans­form organic streams
into rene­wable energy and biochar. Once used as a phos­phate ferti­lizer in the ground, it helps to improve the envi­ron­mental foot­print by seques­te­ring CO2 for centu­ries. By redu­cing the
waste volume by 90 %, the PYREG tech­no­logy offers a great cost saving.”

PENG JIANG; MANA­GING DIRECTOR

“Our goal is to provide our custo­mers with a complete, effi­cient and cost-effec­tive solu­tion which conti­nu­ally creates an add value. By inte­gra­ting PYREG tech­no­logy at the respec­tive sites and making addi­tional use of
the bioen­ergy gene­rated, we have achieved this in a sustainable manner.”

WEIRONG CHEN; MANA­GING DIRECTOR

“Critical, diffi­cult to dispose of and cost-inten­sive indus­trial waste is not only a problem in the Asian region. PYREG plants enable our custo­mers to recycle them in a sustainable way – directly at their site. In addi­tion to enor­mous cost savings, the use of this tech­no­logy also improves the waste balance, which makes it possible to expand the site.”

PROF. DR. HABIL. RER. NAT. BRUNO GLASER;SOIL BIOGEO­CHE­MISTS AND UNIVER­SITY LECTURER AT THE UNIVER­SITY OF HALLE (SAALE)

“I have been working success­fully with PYREG for more than 10 years because their  tech­no­logy allows the use of this natural problem solver.”

CASPAR VON ZIEGNER; MANA­GING DIRECTOR

“As the leading marketer of EBC certi­fied biochar, we invest heavily in applied rese­arch and in the certi­fia­bi­lity of carbon sinks. In order to be able to guarantee our quality promise on a long-term basis, we have been success­fully coope­ra­ting with PYREG from the
very begin­ning. We curr­ently have three PYREG plants in opera­tion and will soon expand our capacities.”

CHRIS­TOPH ZIMMER­MANN; MANA­GING DIRECTOR

“Our custo­mers actively contri­bute to climate
protec­tion, as carbon remains contained in the soil for hund­reds of years (carbon sink). Over the course of time we have put three PYREG plants into opera­tion – what better proof can there be that we stand by our ecolo­gi­cally and econo­mi­c­ally sensible decision?”

AARON SASS­MANNS­HAUSEN; MANA­GING DIRECTOR

“Gentle carbo­niz­a­tion of the resi­dual mate­rials is the basis of our valu­able potting soil. We have chosen PYREG because their many years of scien­tific support and prac­tical expe­ri­ence give us great secu­rity regar­ding our sustainable product quality.”

Fields of application

Our tech­no­logy can be used in a wide range of appli­ca­tions – to solve typical waste and recy­cling problems.
Learn more about our technology.

Biomass

Waste Wood

Green Waste

Scree­ning

Wood Chips

Fruit Peels

Food Waste

> more

MIXED

Rubber

Plastics

Pack­a­ging

Compo­site

> more

AGRI­CUL­TURAL FERTILIZER

Sewage Sludge

Fermen­ta­tion resi­duals
Slurry

Manure

>more

INDUSTIE

Indus­trial Sludges

Produc­tion Waste

Orga­ni­cally Polluted Waste

> more