Thermal treatment is a science that involves taking residual waste and turning it into fuels such as charcoal and gas. At our very own facilities, we make hard fuels through ‘pyrolysis’, which means we heat waste up to very high temperatures to make it decompose quickly. We also make gas fuel through a process of ‘gasification’ – converting organic or fossil fuel-based materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen or carbon dioxide.
Using thermal treatment also diverts waste away from landfill sites and the waste being treated reduces in volume and weight by 90% and 75% respectively. That means less waste to landfill and more waste to fuel: a true win-win.