Prototype Pyrolysis Plant

This company has a policy to bring environmental/ecological benefit to the area and natural environment whenever appropriate. The Environment Agency have announced that they will be classifying all demolition wood arising from projects as “hazardous waste” with effect from July 2020, unless proven otherwise. The company know this will create a real problem for the demolition and construction industry, so during 2019, the company facilitated the installation of a complex Waste To Power prototype Pyrolysis plant on part of their land at their head office in Wells, Somerset. The plant belongs to a company called Pyrocore, based in Portishead, Bristol.

Pyrocores pyrolysis units can process a wide variety of waste types, such as solids (including wood) and sludges, and can easily deal with the variable waste streams the construction/demolition industry creates to produce a continuous supply of thermal energy. This will substantially reduce the amount of material sent to landfill whilst allowing L A Moore to participate in a prototype that is of global importance.

The plant is a 12-month project and houses a ‘research development site’ where the technology can be shown to clients interested in having their own unit on site with the aim of processing their waste in-house to generate low carbon energy.

Initially the local neighbours were concerned with the plant being sited so locally, but the Director of Pyrocore successfully convinced them that the benefits were so exceptional, the majority ended up being in total support of the project.

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