Our fast pyrolysis system uses a high-temperature, zero-oxygen chamber to thermo-chemically convert waste into more elemental components which then can be extracted and processed into valuable outputs such as crude oil and refined fuels, specialty chemicals, carbon materials (biochar, carbon black) and electricity.
Extreme heat inside the processing chamber causes the input waste to instantly decompose -- and mostly vaporize -- without burning, since there is no oxygen in the chamber. Because the waste doesn’t burn, the system produces no toxic smoke, the waste conversion process is more controllable and the energy content of the waste is preserved for maximum yield of output products.
Condensable hydrocarbon vapors extracted from the processing chamber are reformed into a type of crude oil which can be refined into various fuels (diesel, gasoline, marine fuels, kerosene) including via an optional integrated distillation system, or consumed on-site as fuel for large-scale power generators to produce electricity.
Excess heat and non-condensable hydrocarbon vapors from this process are contained, recovered and used to help supply the system’s energy needs, making the system largely self-sustaining.
Click here to watch a video of a fast pyrolysis system converting scrap tires into crude oil and carbon black
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