Specialist in hydrogen energy and biofuels Eqtec announced on Monday that the University of Lorraine (UoL) has published a report verifying that its advanced gasification technology successfully converts contaminated plastic waste into syngas (syngas) “in a clean, stable and efficient manner”.
The AIM-listed company said the report was compiled by the UoL following a series of successful tests on contaminated plastics undertaken in December at Eqtec’s facilities in France.
He said he worked for a decade with the Energy from Biomass and Waste (ERBE) team, which is part of the Laboratory for Studies and Research on Wood Materials (LERMAB) at UoL in Nancy, France. France, to continue research and development of syngas production based on its advanced gasification technology.
The partnership has supported both parties’ understanding of a wider range of biomass and waste feedstocks and a wider range of syngas applications, including power and heat generation and production of synthetic methane and hydrogen.
“These positive results reaffirm the accuracy of our proprietary computational model and its ability to accurately predict the syngas composition of an exciting new feedstock,” said Chief Technology Officer Dr. Yoel Alemán.
“Non-recyclable plastic waste is a challenging global problem, and its clean disposal is only supported by a small number of forward-looking solutions.
“Not only are we excited to cleanly and efficiently convert this difficult feedstock into energy and biofuels, but we believe our supply of scalable solutions for this purpose will benefit from strong commercial demand, backed by government support.”
At 2:07 p.m. BST, shares of Eqtec rose 2.21% to 0.74p.
Reporting by Josh White on Sharecast.com.