Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the energy industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 4 promising Advanced Waste-to-Energy Solutions.
Heat Map: 4 Top Advanced Waste-to-Energy Solutions
For our 4 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 108 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Agilyx – Plastic-To-Crude Oil
Converting waste plastics into raw materials has numerous benefits. Through a combination of technical expertise, operating know-how, technology platform, and partnerships with industry, USA-based Agilyx, an alternative energy company, converts plastic waste into refinery-ready crude oil with proprietary and patented technology. They are committed to a more environmentally responsible reality for plastics and polymers. Liquified waste plastic can be a substitute for crude oil, with further opportunity to be upgraded to fuels, chemicals and even new types of plastics.
Frontline BioEnergy – Waste Gasification
Although the recycling rate of waste has increased over the last few years, so has the overall waste volume in landfills. Another way to decrease those high numbers in landfill trash is to use waste gasification. Using Pressurized Bubbling Fluidized Bed (PBFB) air-blown and enriched oxygen-blown gasification, followed by gas cooling and water condensation to produce a fuel gas that is free of particulate and has low tar and moisture levels. Gasification not only helps waste management, but it also displaces conventional fossil fuels while producing cleaner energy. Frontline BioEnergy from the USA designs custom systems for waste, more specifically for biomass gasification.
Renewlogy – Plastic-to-Fuel
The statistics on plastic waste confirm it is a global problem. The US-based startup, Renewlogy offers commercial-scale systems optimized for converting low-value post-consumer plastic waste into high-value petrochemical products. They help the environment by reducing the waste that ends up in the landfills. Their systems have reduced carbon outputs compared to fossil fuels and lowered cost of operations.
Rays Enserv – Plastic-to-Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel
The benefits of ultra-low sulfur fuels, which is often referred to as “clean diesel”, are lowered exhaust emissions, cleaner energy, and improved air quality. When it is converted from plastic waste, it has the extra benefit of reducing plastic waste as well. Rays Enserv, a startup from India, develops a technology where non-recyclable waste plastic is converted into Synthetic Oil and Syngas, which contains an ultra low amount of sulfur and other heavy metals.
What About The Other 104 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 108 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.