Green strength weather resistant pellets are ready for the market
Changeover Technologies Ballygawley test plant is fully operational and running regular tests on the transformation of waste fine material to homogenous pellets.
The whole process takes around 15 minutes to create a pellet and 3 days to cure. Fine loose waste that was originally 550Kg/m3 transforms to 1200Kg/m3 in pellet form.
Changeover’s CEO Ken Flockhart explains: "This green strength allows the pellets to be stacked up to 6 metres high, curing into weather resistant, non-stick pellets that can be handled by industrial means.”
Cleaning up waste fines at the Minehead is the first of Changeover Technologies environmentally positive mitigating solutions which help producers turn wastes into greener re-useable pellets, in this case for thermal and metallurgical end users.
Already in the R&D pipeline are the clean-up and enhancement of fossil fuel ash and agricultural wastes, to name but two of the many carbonaceous, mineral and agricultural wastes to which the technology is applicable.
Furthermore, internationally renowned DMT laboratories are undertaking final key coking tests on Changeover Technologies metallurgical coking pellet MetaForm.
Initial pre-tests were successfully carried out and indications are that a positive result on this final moving wall carbonisation test is forthcoming.