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Revolutionary system arrives in the UK

A system that many here said was too good to be true is now being demonstrated with a view to revolutionising the waste management industry.

The PowerMaster is widely used in the US states of New York and Cincinnati and Montreal in Canada, with it combining the work of shredders, grinders and hammer mills to produce a fine powder from almost any kind of waste.

It has been employed by the US armed forces and is being used to crush down construction waste for the base of new roads and to turn agricultural waste into compost.

Its diversity means it can even be used to create wines and fruit juices and it is being used in South Africa to crush rocks, extracting diamonds, gold and other precious metals.

Reffell Environment Consultancy has been appointed to market the system in this country, with its director Derek Reffell commenting its uses are almost infinite.

He added: Its taken me two years to persuade someone to put one in over here as people just dont believe its true because it does so many things and such a low cost. But now we have one here, we can prove to people that this is for real.

By destroying bacteria, contaminants and turning municipal solid waste into a powder, the systems biggest draw card is that it can increase fast diminishing landfill space by 700%.

It also turns materials such as aluminium, marble and green waste into a fine powder and creates what Reffell describes as the finest compost youve ever seen in 24 hours and pellets to create renewable energy.

Designer Buckminster Fuller and car manufacturer Henry Ford both stated that the perfect machine would have only one moving part, and that is exactly how the PowerMaster operates, simply through a rotor shaft.

It may also help smaller and start-up companies operate in what has been seen as a difficult industry to get into.

We can offer the system on a Build Own Operate Transfer contract which means that a companys initial outlay will be just for planning permission.

It can then pay for it over five years. But we estimate the machine pays for itself with reduced operating costs and its outputs in less than three years. And with the machine lasting around 30 years, it could make the operator a lot of money.

Reffell has also been talking to some of the UKs big players such as Viridor Waste Management with a view to implementation. To arrange a demonstration call 01752 846456.

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