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Pyrowave

A modular approach to post-consumer plastic recycling using microwaves

August 2019
Gallery Pyrowave 1
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01.

Identification

Pyrowave is a small portable module that can decompose plastic waste using microwave energy and regenerate root chemicals used to make new plastics and products.

The solution regenerates post-consumer plastics by breaking down plastics into their basic constituents, used to make new plastic resins identical to virgin plastics and restore their full value. The modules are intended to be installed in existing sorting facilities where a lot of post-consumer plastics do not find a market due to low value. The project therefore increases the double bottom line of plastic recycling facilities by increasing recycling ratios and financial performance. The modular approach allows local deployment and minimizes transportation costs. The modules can later be installed in developing communities, ships, airport authorities and create local micro-economies around waste. Its small scale favors fast deployment and scaling by deploying more units in the field.

Label Date August 2019
From Canada
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Visibility, partners, NGOs, governmental organizations

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Produces 95-98% yield of recyclable output.
  • Up to 2.5 tons GHG (greenhouse gases) reduction per ton of input of plastics processed.
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The Financial benefits

  • A typical operator will see a 50% return on initial investment.
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Activity Region

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  • Activity
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Company Profile

Pyrowave

Addressing global plastic waste issue with first portable machines that decompose plastic waste into root chemicals

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Headquarters Montréal, QC H3B 1X8, Canada
06.

Networking Partner

CanadaCleantech

We leverage provincial and territorial strengths to support the scale-up of Canadian cleantech.

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