PyroPure’s micro-scale process for disposing of waste at source is ready to come to market after six years in development, and the company has appointed former Egbert Taylor chief executive Peter Selkirk to oversee the journey.
The PyroPure technology uses high temperatures and a lack of oxygen to dispose of non-recyclable waste in a unit about the size of a chest freezer which is kept on the site where the waste is generated.
The machine can take batches of waste weighing up to 8kg, which is then disintegrated to a small amount of ash then drained away. Any metal or glass material is collected in a basket and can be taken away for recycling.
PyroPure said that the technology is expecially suited for sectors such as hospitals, the pharmaceutical waste industry and the pest control market.
Peter Selkirk has been bought in executive chairman as to oversee the implementation of the product in the marketplace, securing commercial partnerships and finding long-term investors for the business.
Selkirk has previously served as chairman and chief executive of waste container manufacturer Egbert Taylor, but left the company in early 2012. He had previously led a management buy out at the firm in 2005.
He said: “After extensive research, analysis and refinement, the team at PyroPure has developed a product with the potential to revolutionise waste collection in sectors where the cost of collection is high and where manual collection bears a degree of risk.
“Having laid the foundations and developed a small scale and accessible solution to an ever-growing problem, we now have in place the product, the team and the drive to make PyroPure the ‘next big thing’ in the world of waste disposal.”