Produce electricity, gas or oil for direct use or to be stored.

 
WER Solution

WER = waste reducer energy recovering generator

Mobile waste management tool based on pyrolysis technology – chemical process, where input is decomposed by being heated to high temperature without the presence of oxygen.

 

WER represents a turn-key solution that is quick to install and easy to operate.

Why WER

Tackle waste, where recycling is not feasible and waste disposal is an issue.

Seize chemical recycling opportunities of separated waste streams. Produce high value oil and recover metals.

 

Implement sustainable waste disposal and energy generation techniques.

Bridge intermittent energy supply on islands, in remote villages, military camps, festivals. 

Empower communities and companies striving to become more environment-friendly.

Advantages

WER allows you to avoid transport cost, electricity cost, gas boiler cost, gas for boiler.

Additionally, WER minimizes emissions of carbon dioxide and thus enables you to join circular economy.

Check out third-party certificates and measurements of WER here:

Reports include a Life Cycle Assessment of WER, emission results from multiple on-site and lab tests and RvO approval of environmental investment allowance (MIA and Vamil)

Technology

WER takes waste in and exposes it to high temperature slow pyrolysis. This way, waste is decomposed, metal components get separated and available for recycling, and results in gas, oil or electricity stream, depending on homogeneity and heat content of the input material.

Incorporated gas cleaning grants meeting environmental standards

 

Additional internal cleaning enables removing HCl, SOx, HF, etc., resulting in inert ash as the only waste output.

 

How it works

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WER 4 YOU

WER represents a turn-key solution for your waste streams. This easy-to-install, and easy-to-operate unit can be run continuously for 24 hours, with max. 10 hours/day spent on emptying waste. 

WER allows for two waste recovery routes:

  1. Chemical recycling when large quantities of plastics are available, producing oil for dual fuel input

  2. Waste to energy for a broad range of waste streams, producing gas for heat or electricity

Input requirements

Chemical recycling (min. 8000 t/y)

Acceptable waste:

  • Pure PP, PE, PS, PB, PMP

  • Diluted oxygen-based polymers (PET), nitrogen-based polymers (PDMS), sulfur-based polymers (rubber)

  • Traces of halogens (<0.5wt%)

  • Diluted hydrocarbons (largely affecting efficiency)

Unacceptable waste:

  • Streams containing radioactive, poisonous or explosive ingredients

  • Big parts of metal, glass or inert materials thicker than 1 mm

  • Bricks larger than 1 cm​

 

(However, small parts can be present in occasional quantities, though reducing the efficiency)

Waste to energy (min. 700 t/y)

Acceptable waste:

  • A random mix of: 

  • Wood and wood derivatives

  • Leaves, hay, etc.

  • Paper and paper derivatives

  • Plastics of any kind

  • PVC (max. 2 wt%)

  • Kitchen waste

  • Tyres, rubber

  • Machine oil and lubricants

  • RDF components

  • Solid waste from water purification

Unacceptable waste:

  • Streams containing radioactive, poisonous or explosive ingredients

  • Big parts of metal, glass or inert materials thicker than 1 mm

  • Bricks larger than 1 cm​

 

(However, small parts can be present in occasional quantities, though reducing the efficiency)

 

SHOWCASE

Waste4ME has been a reliable partner to Dutch Ministry of Defence in developing a technology that can provide military camps with stable stream of electricity.

 

Waste4ME’s role in this project was a consulting one, analysing the current situation and opportunities arising from it, and consequently, designing the most suitable solution for electricity generation.

The two parties collaborated closely for a period of five years.

 

This project achieved the following:

- diesel consumption reduction leading to cost savings, lower environmental impact, avoided waste logistics

- waste management optimization – reduced movement of waste, elimination of burn pits usage leading to fewer gaseous emissions to the air and reduced human contact with waste

Operational requirements

  • > 150 kg/hr of waste to energy input

  • exterior temperature between -10°C and +45°C

  • technical water connection (possibly waste water)

WER characteristics

  • fits in two 20 ft containers (ISO 668 type 1CC)

  • avoids pre- and post-treatment technologies

  • applies gasification - incomplete burning and evaporation -  on heterogeneous streams, and internal gas cleaning

  • allows for dual fuel (hybrid fuel) usage by adapting diesel generators to cope with changing input composition

  • prevents human contact with waste

 
Small WER

< 1750 tonnes / year

Medium WER

1750 - 3500  tonnes / year

Large WER 

3500 - 8750  tonnes / year

 
 

Feasibility check

With the help of our quick calculator below, get an idea of what you can produce with your waste stream,  and how quickly your investment in WER will be paid back

Disclaimer: The results of our business case calculator are only rough estimates, to provide a first overview of potential outputs. These results are not binding. Waste4ME reserves a right to any changes, depending on further material tests,  location characteristics, etc.

 

WROTE ABOUT US

To discuss your business case further or to get your questions answered, get in touch with us.

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