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A novel and green thermochemical process for recycling the end-of-life electronic waste

September 2020
Gallery Pyrocycle 1
Gallery Pyrocycle 1


One of the main environmental challenges currently facing Canada, and most other countries, is the management of the rapidly growing and highly hazardous electronic waste stream. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), between 20 and 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed of globally every year, and this is predicted to increase to between 40 and 70 million tons per year by 2020. Volumes of e-waste are reportedly increasing by 4% each year within Canada. It is estimated that more than 5 million computers and monitors alone are thrown away annually by Canadian households and businesses.

This efficient, non-polluting and cost-effective technology prevents environmental pollution by recycling the electrical and electronic waste. In addition, it develops a circular economy and recover precious resources.The solutions targets the telecommunication companies producing a significant share of these electronic waste as well as waste recycling facilities to replace smelters.

Label Date September 11, 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New partnerships, credibility, meet potential clients, network, investment opportunities, visibility

The environmental benefits

  • Avoids mining of metals
  • Creates circular economy
  • Reduces hazardous e-waste
  • Avoids toxic emissions from smelters

The Financial benefits

  • Sale of recovered material
  • Reduces transportation costs

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North america


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Company Profile


Pyrocycle developed a novel, non-polluting, and cost-effective technology for recycling the end-of-life electronics waste

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Headquarters Anjou, QC H1J 1J3, Canada

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Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments. Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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