Location: Genk-Zuid, Belgium
Feedstock: Waste MDF and wood residues
Throughput: 3 tph
Product: Fixed Plant
This plant is designed to convert waste Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) material into Activated Carbon through a two-stage High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) system. Both stages indirectly heat the product to temperatures above 750°C.
In the first stage, raw feed material undergoes pyrolysis (also charring or carbonisation) to produce a solid char product which, in the second stage, undergoes activation upgrading the material to activated carbon.
The carbonisation, activation, and baking processes also produce a syngas which is upgraded through a multi-stage gas cleaning system, yielding a high calorific value fuel suitable for use in sustaining the plant processes, and generating electrical power, by combustion in a number of reciprocating gas engines exporting to the Belgium power network. Commissioning and handover of the first train (Stage 1) of the project is expected in the second half 2021.