TerraWaste – from plastic waste to a cost-free resource
TerraWaste wants to induce change into the current recycling systems. Hence, through the ‘htloop’ technology – based on the Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) system – TerraWaste recycles any type of waste, all types of mixed and wet plastics, organic household, agricultural, aquatic, and landfilled mixed waste. While doing so, the ‘htloop’ technology allows TerraWaste to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly through a continuous flow process, as the heat and water is reused in a loop, which leads to a low energy consumption. Lastly, the ‘htloop’ technological process of TerraWaste is pollution free. All reactions and processes happen in a sealed space that does not emit any gases and residues.
Waste to materials
TerraWaste is currently developing cutting-edge platform technologies aimed at recycling various types of waste, including plastic, dry waste, wet waste, and mixed waste. This innovative approach utilises an advanced chemical recycling method that operates without causing pollution, yielding valuable chemicals, oil, and biochar as end products.
The technology relies on a high-pressure/ high-temperature Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) system, which has been designed to optimise energy, water and catalyst usage. Through this process, waste plastics are efficiently converted into valuable resources, while generating zero waste. The company’s goal is to transform the plastic waste issue into an abundant and nearly cost-free resource, capable of serving as a primary feedstock for the plastic industry. The concept enabled the establishment of a circular supply chain, significantly reducing the demand for virgin plastic within both industrial and societal contexts.
TerraWaste innovative ‘htloop’ technology – based on the process of Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) – allows to convert waste into crude-oil, biochar, high-value chemicals and organic raw materials that can be used for further processing to produce sustainable, valuable, and circular products. For this reason, it has been features as a showcase in the HCH’s latest brochure “Chemical Recycling in Circular Perspective”, now available digitally ‘Chemical Recycling in Circular Perspective’