Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Steam processing plant wins grant for trials

Wilson BioChemicals, a Yorkshire SME specialising in the steam treatment of waste, has been awarded £64,000 for a steam processing facility, the Wilson System, through the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) EU-funded Capital Grants Scheme.

Wilson BioChemicals develops systems for processing the ‘biogenic’ fraction of household waste, usually consisting of food, paper and cardboard, turning it into valuable materials.

Peter Metcalf, research and development director at Wilson BioChemicals, says: “With this new facility, we will be able to better explore what high-value applications this material has and improve our process to make the most out of this waste stream.

“The wealth of knowledge at the BDC will help us to realise the potential of converting household waste into everyday chemicals, without growing crops for fuel instead of food.”

Vicky Wren, European Regional Development Fund programme manager at the BDC, says: “Our capital grants are designed to help businesses take their innovations to the next level by de-risking the pilot process. This project shows a huge potential for a game-changing approach to mixed waste.”

www.wilsonsteam.co.uk  

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.