Low Temperature Conversion (LTC)
Low Temperature Conversion is a thermo-catalytic digestion process, operated in a closed air flow system without external air supply, i.e. no combustion or oxidation takes place or would be exhausted in any form outside of the process. The system operates without moving parts. This also means that maintenance can be kept at a minimum level, increasing the productivity, profitability, and durability of the system.
Due to the gentle heating process to a conversion temperature of less than 600°C (where others are working with combustion process on temperatures of 800 – 1200°C and higher), a modified synthetic gas (equivalent to natural gas) is produced with a consistently high energy value and high purity. This synthetic gas can be used to drive gas combustion engines and/or turbines to produce electrical energy. Conversion into organic heating oils and fuels is also possible. Basically, this technology allows to convert any organic residues into reusable energetic components and materials.
The LTC process converts up to 98% of the residues into synthetic gas, where traditional processes, which are operated for the production of electric power, reach a conversion level of maximum 45%.
Less than 5% of the recycled waste materials remain, such as steel and black carbon. These remains are biodegradable, can be further processed and sold back to the market for reuse.