The ENCORE Advanced Pyrolysis Technology is the “best in class” waste-to-energy technology. It meets all international environmental requirements and has set the bar for the toughest standards in the world. It is a highly efficient pyrolysis process to remove the valuable parts of waste and convert them to syngas in a patented all-in-one design.
Eliminating many flaws that other systems have struggled with including batch loading, multi-station processing and dangerous single reactor, high-heat chambers, the ENCORE simply is the marriage of great scientific understanding with practical modular engineering.
The System is a significantly more efficient and effective solution than incineration and landfill, negating the reason to burn and bury ever again. This system delivers long-term cost savings and generates revenue through the creation of electricity or synthetic fuel while surpassing all US, EU and International Standards and targets for CO2 emissions.
The ENCORE Advanced Pyrolysis Technology has shown such high international interest because it is designed to do better than any other system on the market. The main benefits are:
- Almost half of the cost of grate systems
- Higher efficiency and better engineering
- Lower maintenance costs mean more uptime
- 24/7 operation and power production
- Lowest emissions in the world
- All waste types can be processed: MSW, hazardous industrial and medical waste, sludge, tires, biomass etc.
- Less sorting of waste adds fewer costs
- Versatile system: electricity or diesel, jet fuel, wax or heating oil
- Minimum oxidation of the waste
- No production of pollutants
- High level of gas production
- High level of calorific values for gas
- Gas can be used in a Genset
- Clean gas production
- Gas can be used to make synfuel
- Usual composition of synfuel: 50% of diesel, 20% of jet fuel, 30% of wax
- High-quality diesel fuel is approved by the US Navy certificate
Waste to Energy International OÜ (WTEI) has a joint venture and dealership agreement with the producer of the ENCORE technology – a well-reputed American company. Not focusing only on the distribution of the equipment, WTEI provides the full cycle of construction waste-to-energy facilities:
- Creation of the feasibility study
- Selection and supplying of the peripheral equipment
- Calculation by the Financial Model
- Taking responsibility for the turn-key-construction
- Sourcing the investments
More detailed our scope of activity is described on the Development of Alternative Energy Projects page. A short description of constructed plants can be found in the Advanced Pyrolysis Plants section.
Below is the video that describes a real implementation of ENCORE technology to convert waste to electricity.
Pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of organic materials at high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. During treatment, the material thermally decomposes into synthetic gas and charcoal. Synthetic gas (syngas) can be used to produce electricity or synthetic fuel. Electricity can be produced via the burning of the syngas in the reciprocating engine or gas turbine. Synthetic fuel can be condensed from the syngas by means of the Fischer–Tropsch process, to produce heating oil, diesel fuel or DME (dimethyl ether).
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The word is created from the Greek-derived components pyro “fire” and lysis “dividing”.
Tyre pyrolysis is the thermal process of converting used tyres to electricity or synthetic fuel. Shredded tyres are passed through the kiln at high temperatures and in the absence of oxygen. Due to the high energy composition of tyre resin, the pyrolysis results in the high output of synthetic gas, which can be used to produce electricity, fuel oil, diesel or DME (dimethyl ether). Tyres are one of the most applicable and economically efficient feedstock for the pyrolysis process.
Synthetic gas (syngas), produced via the pyrolysis process of organic waste in the reactor, can be condensed to the heating oil (pyrolysis oil) or converted to a cleaner fuel by the Fischer-Tropsch process. With this process, the synthetic gas converts to high-quality products in different proportions depending on the feedstock. For tyres, it is usually 20% jet fuel, 50% diesel fuel, 30% wax.
Pyrolysis oil (heating oil) can be used as a fuel to produce heat for households.
Organic feedstocks suitable for pyrolysis as tyres, plastics, wood, coal are rich in hydrocarbons. Long, heavy hydrocarbon molecules become broken by high temperatures in the reactor in the absence of oxygen. Resulted pieces of hydrocarbon molecules create much simpler compounds like hydrogen, carbon monoxide and methane.
The main difference between pyrolysis and combustion (incineration) is the presence of oxygen. Whilst the combustion process runs with the active intake of atmosphere air, the pyrolysis runs in the absence of oxygen, in an inert gas environment. This prevents the burning of the material but induces chemical decomposition resulted in the production of synthetic gas. Another difference is the temperature. Usual temperatures for pyrolysis (450-600 °C) are lower than temperates in the incinerator (~800 °C).