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O2E Technologies Helping Turn Waste into a Revenue Generator

As the premier media partner for the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open London (SBIOL) which will take place at the SB London conference, we would like to introduce each of our four finalists. This week, meet the first SBIOL finalist, O2E Technologies who was voted people’s choice by the Sustainable Brands and TriplePundit communities.

By Courtney Pankrat

UK-based startup O2E Technologies is on its way to cleaning up the world’s overflowing landfills. With its patented Municipal Solid Waste treatment system and the dedication of its engineers and scientists, O2E has developed a full waste-to-energy conversion system with which it turns various types of solid waste into new products, such as plastic into fuel (through a process called catalytic depolymerization) or food waste into compost for use in vertical growing systems.

With O2E’s technology, cities can now turn their waste into a revenue generator — instead of having to pay for the transport and disposal of their waste to landfill, municipalities can use their existing infrastructure and O2E’s module to convert it into viable new products.

While still in the startup phase, O2E’s innovative waste-conversion systems are already in use throughout the world: a plant in Germany has converted 4,000 tons of plastic into 2,400,000 liters of fuel per year; last year in Spain, O2E converted 5,600 tons of used tires into 3,900,000 liters of fuel; and stateside, the company has installed systems to create compost for roughly 200 of its Vertical Growing Systems (VGS) in Florida.

Electrical engineer Alexander Carlo Ferrari, who pioneered several energy-saving systems such as infrared heating technology, teamed up with biogas pioneer Wilfried Schraufstetter; biowaste specialists TVG UK; and Sun State Organics US. The team combined their experience under a common company and brand, and in 2010, began developing systems in renewable energy, energy-saving and waste management as O2E Technologies. Other shareholders in the company come from technology, R&D, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and food fields. Together the team developed a customizable, municipal waste-conversion module.

O2E’s emission-free modules can be implemented inside cities or in urban areas, and the module can be adjusted to any size and to process any kind of waste streams. Its versatility allows it to fit into existing infrastructures or buildings, and therefore into any city view or design.

Meet another of the four fabulous finalists next week.


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