UK autoclave system provider AeroThermal Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Irish organic waste treatment provider Jones Celtic BioEnergy (JCBE) to develop projects in the waste and renewable energy field.
AeroThermal’s autoclaves will be used in the waste treatment and biomass to energy market alongside JCBE, who in turn deploy anaerobic and aerobic biomass and waste technologies.
It has been agreed that AeroThermal will partner with JCBE in the development of projects where it is considered that AeroThermal’s intellectual property in advanced thermal hydrolysis will be of mutual benefit.
The partnership will be for two main purposes:
1. Where a full new facility is required (e.g. a waste/biomass plant), JCBE would operate as the EPC contractor that will include for autoclave facility development and anaerobic digestion technologies.
2. Where a retro-fit of autoclaves to existing waste treatment operations is required, JCBE would again operate as the EPC contractor with AeroThermal operating again as the technology sub-contractor.
Dr. Andrew Walsh, Director of JCBE, said: “AeroThermal’s expertise in advanced thermal hydrolysis and autoclave technology makes them the perfect company for us to partner with in waste and sustainable biomass projects.”