Food Processing

Food processing uses energy and generates waste. Examples of waste include fruit pits, shells, husks, skins, manures, paunch wastes, spoiled product and packaging wastes.

Pyrocal CCT systems provide the means to eliminate food processing wastes by converting them into energy and potentially useful biocarbon byproducts.

Energy Availability

The forms of energy made available through our CCT process include:

  • Hot flue gas at temperatures up to 900 degrees C
  • Hot clean air at temperatures up to 550 degrees C
  • Hot water
  • Steam
  • Electricity (via Organic Rankine cycle systems or steam turbines)
  • Cooling (via adsorption chilling)

Other Advantages

The other advantages of thermally upgrading food processing residues in our process include:

  • Reductions in the mass and volume of up to 80 and 95% respectively.
  • Elimination of odours. 
  • Elimination of biological hazards. 
  • Conversion of wastes to inert forms that do not attract pests such as mice.
  • Production of a potentially saleable biocarbon or biochar product.
  • The ability to process co-mingled waste streams without the need to separate, e.g. food waste and packaging waste.
  • The absence of any liquid waste stream from the process.
  • Compliance to EPA regulations.