Ecolomondo expects to ramp up to full reactor payloads in Hawkesbury
MONTREAL, March 15, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolomondo Corporation (TSXV: ECM) (OTC: ECLMF) (the "Company" or "Ecolomondo"), a cleantech company specializing in the commercialization of its Thermal Decomposition Process ("TDP") proprietary recycling technology and the deployment of TDP turnkey facilities, is pleased to announce that it expects to ramp up to full reactor payloads at its new TDP Hawkesbury facility.
On the heels of its recently performed successful first batch of 1,600 lbs, on January 11, the Company performed a second successful test on January 25, a batch with a reactor payload of 7,000 lbs. These initial batches allowed the technical teams to identify and take corrective actions that lead to improved efficiency, in particular reactor filling and loading systems, thermal expansion and the rotary joints.
Because of the success of these first batches, the Company has been preparing both reactors to process batches of 15,000 lbs of end-of-life tires, once successfully performed it should set the stage for commercial operations. The Hawkesbury plant is expected to perform 1980 batches per year and produce 5,300 tons of recovered carbon black ("rCB"), 42,700 barrels of oil, 1,800 tons of steel, 1,600 tons of process gas and 850 tons of fiber.
Once reactor payloads have successfully achieved the 15,000 lbs threshold, the Company expects to start with its ramp-up phase, starting with one batch per day, followed by 2 batches per day and ending with six batches per day expected by June 2023.
During this period, the Hawkesbury TDP facility is expected to continue to shred end-of-life tires, that will enable the Company to train additional employees, increase capacity and produce crumb rubber needed for the TDP ramp-up and continuous operations.
"We are finally getting close to kicking off commercial production in Hawkesbury. Undertaking a huge project like Hawkesbury was challenging at the very least, and two years of COVID made it even more challenging. We are now entering a new phase in our Company’s history," says Eliot Sorella, Chairman & CEO of Ecolomondo Corporation.
About Ecolomondo Corporation
Ecolomondo Corporation is a Canadian cleantech company that prides itself after its proprietary Thermal Decomposition technology TDP which is headquartered in Québec, Canada. It has a 25-year history and during this time has been focused on its development of its technology and the deployment of TDP turnkey facilities. TDP recovers high value re-usable commodities from scrap tire waste, notably rCB, oil, syngas, fiber and steel. Ecolomondo expects to be a leading player in the cleantech space and be an active contributor to the global circular economy. Ecolomondo trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol (TSXV:ECM). To learn more, visit www.ecolomondo.com
Our Mission, Vision & Strategy
Ecolomondo’s mission is to be a contributing participant in a dynamic Circular Economy and to increase shareholder value by producing and supplying large quantities of recovered resources to be re-used in the manufacture of new products.
Ecolomondo’s vision is to be a leading producer and reseller of recovered resources by building and operating TDP facilities, strategically located in industrialized countries, close to feedstock, labor and offtake clients.
Our strategy is to become a major global builder and operator of TDP turnkey facilities, for now specializing in the processing of ELTs. Our intent is to expand aggressively in North America and Europe. Our experience and modular technology should help us get there faster and better. We plan to keep performing ongoing research and development to ensure that Ecolomondo remains technologically advanced.
The TDP process is technically proven and more advanced than most other pyrolysis technologies. Over the years, our Technological teams were able to overcome all uncertainties that plagued most competitors especially in these areas: pre-filtration, reactor cooling, reactor rotation, reactor evacuation, water recycling, cleaning of rCB, (hydrocarbon removal), mass monitoring, heat curve development, humidity and water removal, safety testing, system automation, emissions control and monitoring, rCB and pyrolysis oil post processing, efficient syngas reuse.
TDP is Environmentally Friendly – CO2 Reduction
By producing rCB, TDP reduces GHG emissions by 90% versus the production of virgin carbon black. The production of rCB at the Hawkesbury and Shamrock facilities are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 22,400 and 67,200 tons per year, respectively.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
The information in this news release includes certain information and statements about management's view of future events, expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward looking statements. These statements are based upon assumptions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Because of these risks and uncertainties and as a result of a variety of factors, the actual results, expectations, achievements or performance may differ materially from those anticipated and indicated by these forward-looking statements. Although Ecolomondo believes that the expectations reflected in forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that the expectations of any forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Except as required by law, Ecolomondo disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such forward-looking statements or otherwise.
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