Moxiepel is holding commercial discussions with private and public waste producers and processors in a range of industries and countries, regarding the application of EnerPelTM technology to process waste biomass into useful energy and fertilizer products.
Example initiatives currently underway, include the following bio-waste feedstocks:
The disposal of sewage sludge in environmentally acceptable ways that avoids landfill and field-spread, has become a major problem for many cities. Moxiepel has a full-scale production plant in Australia processing sewage sludge into energy pellets as replacement fuel for coal-fired power stations and industrial boilers. Negotiations are underway with many government bodies and sewage processors, to introduce Moxiepel plant as a solution to sewage disposal.
Enerpel technology can process highly contaminated sludge, liquids and solids into hard dry fuels which can burn at over 1100 Centigrade (2000 F) well above the destruction temperature threshold of many emerging contaminants such as PFAS, PCB’s micro plastics, antibiotics and drug/hormone residues. Our products are hard, dry pellets that can be engineered to be simply dropped into pulverised coal fired boilers, fluidised bed and grate fired boilers.
Worldwide, 300 million cattle are slaughtered each year for food, producing over 2.5 million tonnes of waste paunch, typically disposed in landfill sites. Moxiepel is working with a major cattle processor in Australia in a circular economy initiative to convert waste paunch and manure into fuel pellets for re-use within their own processing operations.
Agricultural and Green Waste
Sugarcane Trash, Bagasse, Mill Mud and Dunnage
Moxiepel is working with a major Queensland sugar company to develop solutions for converting sugarcane residues (including wet biomass and ash) into energy pellets for re-use within the company’s boiler operations. Important outcomes include operational energy savings and reduced pollution run-off to waterways and coastal environments.
Moxiepel is working with wine producers to process waste grape marc into fuel pellets and reduce leachate pollution of local soils and waterways. Grape Marc pellets have a high calorific value of ~20 GJ/t but also have high levels of NPK if used as a fertiliser. We have developed a system to also include nutrient/energy laden leachates from grape processing facilities to ensure zero run-off into water ways and into local water tables.
Combined Feedstock Energy Pellets
(Animal Manures - Forestry & Wood Residues)
Moxiepel can combine and process multiple waste feedstocks to create energy pellets with enhanced characteristics. An example in Australia includes combining and pelletizing manure from a chicken farm with the wood residues from a nearby packaging company: creating an excellent energy product.
Mill mud and boiler ash are also excellent fertiliser feedstocks and can be engineered into advanced slow release fertilisers engineered for maximising sugar cane production with zero run-off and long term soil enhancement. We are working with an Australian University that has developed a nitrogen fixing bacteria for use in the sugar industry that can be added to our advanced Fertipel tm pellets.
PFAS Contaminated Biomass
There are over 3000 members of the Perfluorinated chemical family and detection of these compounds contaminating sewage sludge and domestic and industrial waste is worrying and PFAS has been found in human blood globally. These sources of soluble PFAS compounds are finding routes into drinking water and eventually into the food chain. This has become a serious health concern in the Australia, NZ, USA and Europe.
Moxiepel has developed a solution to process contaminated liquids, sludge and solid wastes into fuel pellets for combustion at high temperatures >1100C/2000F that destroy and neutralize the PFAS contamination rapidly in efficient power station boilers or specifically designed incinerators.
In parallel with waste processing initiatives, Moxiepel is exploring off-take arrangements for finished energy products. At present, these include re-use within industry operations, burning in coal-fired power stations, and export to Asia.