Waste to Clean Energy

Waste a Global Problem

Waste – a global problem faced by the civilised world.

• A global population that has passed 7 billion is creating an ever growing problem.

• Emerging economies are creating more waste as people aspire to the lifestyles of the West.

• By 2050, an estimated 9 billion people on the planet are expected to generate over 13,100 million tonnes of waste

– about 20% more than in 2009.

• The challenges we all face with waste have an impact on, and endanger, our wider environment.

• The traditional solutions of dumping or burning waste are no longer sustainable.


Waste an Opportunity

Waste can contain valuable resources.

• Argyll is able to recover those valuable resources and utilise waste to produce “Green Energy”.

• The first Advanced Thermal Alambic Distillation facility is based in Sasolburg, South Africa.

• Argyll uses sources of waste tyres to feed its Sasolburg Facility and will use waste tyres in its series of distillation plants in

South Africa with Facility’s in the UK and abroad planned for early 2016.

• Sasolburg processes the annual disposal of 4,200 tonnes of waste tyres.

• The facility is the flagship for the forthcoming Pretoria facility in South Africa and future Facilities in the UK.

• Argyll anticipates the Pretoria 120 tpd facility to produce “Green Energy – Green Electricity” by November 2015.


Why Tyreswhy-tyres-image

Used tyres are amongst the most visible and noxious global pollutants. Some 3 billion are produced annually and it is estimated that over 10 billion have been consigned to landfills.

Whilst Argyll can process other types of waste, tyres in abundance are a readily available energy-rich resource when utilised for energy recovery.