In the WGP pyrolysis process, a variety of waste materials may be broken down into smaller carbon-containing compounds; these compounds are collected and sold “as is” or cost-effectively converted into other by-products of greater commercial value, such as oils and solvents, recyclable materials for resale, such as metals) and other bio-products, in the form of char, all of which can create substantial profits and new jobs while generating carbon credits and environmental benefits
Depending on the WGP technology variant employed, up to 99% of the material treated is recovered, with virtually no effluents escaping into the environment. By displacing fossil-fuels, waste pyrolysis can help meet renewable energy targets, address concerns about global warming, contribute to achieving Kyoto Protocol commitments and generate renewable energy/carbon credits for sale or trading. WGP’s Pyrolysis systems have been developed for a wide range of capacities and wastes, including recovering materials and energy from residues left from materials recycling e.g. electrical and electronic scrap, tires, mixed plastic waste, food and crop scrap and packaging residues.
WGP’s process of pyrolysis of waste materials takes place in special chambers with limited or no oxygen, resulting in the thermal decomposition of all organic materials without combustion. When pyrolysis (a relatively low temperature process) is coupled with gasification (a higher temperature process, but still combustion-free), organic waste compounds into a clean “synthetic gas” (often called syngas or producer gas) that can then be combusted in internal combustion engines or used to create steam to generate electricity.