Emergent Waste Solutions enters commercial production

Mike Edwards   

News People in Process Advanced Thermolysis System biochar Emergent Waste Solutions plant Ruby Creek waste wood

Kevin Hull, CEO of Emergent Waste Solutions.

Emergent Waste Solutions Inc. of Vancouver has commenced commercial production at its Ruby Creek Advanced Thermolysis System (ATS) plant.

EWS took the ATS technology, first developed to process crumbed rubber from waste tires, through a transformation that enabled it to process waste wood from forestry milling operations to produce valuable biochar, bio-oil, and wood vinegar.

While making the final adjustments for commercial operation the company says it produced 7,000 litres of biochar, and over the coming weeks will be increasing efficiency and production volumes.

The company has also entered discussions with potential large buyers of the biochar. Independent laboratory results have shown that EWS biochar meets the buyers’ requirements, and the company is arranging site visits from these potential customers.

States Kevin Hull, CEO of Emergent Waste Solutions: “We believe that our work in adapting the ATS to process wood waste gives EWS a solution to any carbon-based waste material. We believe our technology can now solve challenges ranging from replacing landfills to processing agricultural waste and sewage sludge.”

The Ruby Creek project is on lands belonging to the Yale First Nation and owes its success to the contributions of the Nation. EWS owns 43 percent of the Ruby Creek project and the Yale Nation, along with other investors owns the remainder of the

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