What if waste isn’t waste?
According to The World Bank, humanity produces 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste every year, and will be producing 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. Some of it – ranging from 50 percent in Sweden to a paltry 7 percent in the U.S. – is converted to fuel, but not enough.
Rescuing the world from a mountain of waste will take technology that can wring every drop of energy from a multiplicity of biomass sources. At Highbury, we want cities and forest companies and factories and mines to start looking at previously wasted organic matter as an asset rather than a liability. We believe a healthy future depends heavily on the ability of tomorrow’s larger populations to dispose of their waste in an environmentally sustainable way.
Our biomass-to-liquid-fuel (BtL) technology can be a big part of the solution for a number of reasons:
• Reduced waste
• Increased job and economic development
• Reduced CO2 emissions
• Reduced toxic and pollutant emissions
• Improved water quality
• Less reliance on imports, lower securty risk
• High energy density
• Good performance in cold climates
• Free of aromatics, sulphur and oxygen