The industry leading CO₂ removal technology (CDR)
Worldwide, we have already installed over 50 plants for our customers since 2009. These PYREG systems remove more than 30,000 metric tons of CO₂ annually and, with 75 GWh, cover the annual heating requirements of around 5,000 households. Our technology is considered a reference by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is EBC type-certified (European Biochar Certificate).
PYREG carbonizations systems provide a circular economy solution – closing the loop by recycling residual materials into high-quality biochar and renewable energy. If the biochar is added to a permanent carbon sink, e.g. in agriculture, viticulture or building materials, the recycler can also generate Carbon Credits.
PYREG carbonization systems are rated at the highest Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 9. These systems feature a modular design, enabling us to deliver and install them, with minimal site requirements, in just a view days. Our systems can function as stand-alone units, or be combined as a multi-unit installation.
The modular design allows us to set up PYREG systems at the source of the waste stream – close to production and decentralized. This is how you can transform your production site, which is producing organic residues, into a Net-Zero-site, which is producing value – no transport costs and prevention of additional, transport-related CO₂-emissions.
In total, our 50 carbonization systems are generating:
≈ 8.800 t
≈ 30.000 t
≈ 2.400 t
PYREG systems worldwide
Award winning technology for climate protection
As the developer and pioneer of this carbonization technology, we are not only the world market leader, but have also received several awards, including: Finalist of the New Energy Challenge 2022, winner of the Watt d’Or 2022, Nominee of the German Sustainability Award 2022 and many more.
One technolgy – many solutions
Carbonize your residual materials into Biochar! This enables the permanent storage of CO₂. Biochar can be used as a valuable soil conditioner, feed additive or as a component in building materials, such as concrete and asphalt.
Closing material cycles
PYREG systems provide a multi material capable solution – transforming your WASTE (woody residues, rubber, plastics, packaging, composites, food waste, sewage sludge, manure, digestates, etc.) into VALUE. PYREG enables you to close your material cycle, decarbonize and drive a circular economy.
Renewable energy from your own resources
PYREG carbonization systems deliver clean, renewable thermal energy – as either hot water/oil, steam or electricity (via ORC). This thermal energy can be used, for example, in district heating applications, supplying up to 400 households per year.
CO₂-Removal and Carbon Offset credits
The controlled carbonization of the biogenic residues prevents a large part of the carbon contained in the biomass from escaping into the atmosphere. A PYREG plant thereby binds up to 3 t CO₂ per t biochar (with approx. 80% C-content, process-related deductions according to EBC sink not yet considered). If this biochar and the CO₂ bound in it is put into a permanent carbon sink as a soil improver or filler, the recycler receives carbon offset credits.
How to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere
FRED HORTON; CEO
“Our vision is to co-locate biochar production at large sources of biomass feedstock (byproducts from Maine’s vast working forests), thereby driving a true circular economy, through the application of innovative NetZero technology. Using a proven process, we will use these forestry byproducts to produce an end product that nourishes soils, cleans water and removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, while simultaneously generating renewable energy. To make this vision a reality, we have chosen PYREG as our strategic partner. We are thrilled to be walking this path together and doing good – not only for the region, but also for the world.”
PENG JIANG; MANAGING DIRECTOR
“Our goal is to provide our customers with a complete, efficient and cost-effective solution which continually creates an add value. By integrating PYREG technology at the respective sites and making additional use of
the bioenergy generated, we have achieved this in a sustainable manner.”
PROF. DR. HABIL. RER. NAT. BRUNO GLASER; SOIL BIOGEOCHEMISTS AND UNIVERSITY LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HALLE (SAALE)
CHRISTOPH ZIMMERMANN; MANAGING DIRECTOR
protection, as carbon remains contained in the soil for hundreds of years (carbon sink). Over the course of time we have put three PYREG plants into operation – what better proof can there be that we stand by our ecologically and economically sensible decision?”
AARON SASSMANNSHAUSEN; MANAGING DIRECTOR
CASPAR VON ZIEGNER; MANAGING DIRECTOR
PETR HELLMICH; DIREKTOR
Dr. Elke Sellering (sales manager Eliquo Technologies GmbH)
“How do I treat sewage sludge correctly? This question is of crucial importance for modern wastewater treatment. On the one hand, the disposal of sewage sludge incurs high costs. On the other hand, it can be used as a valuable energy and nutrient resource.
In this context we were looking for a partner and found it in PYREG. Together we offer the planning and realization of a sustainable sewage sludge utilization concept with integration of our sewage sludge dryer ELODRY®️ and the PYREG®️ carbonization plant – with integrated holistic heat recovery and utilization concept.
This was implemented for the first time 10 years ago at the Linz Unkel wastewater treatment plant. This was followed by further projects in which we successfully cooperated. Since then, we have been jointly offering customized plant concepts for municipalities as partners.”
What our customers say
The testimonials who successfully practice CO₂ removal and circular economy around the globe speak for themselves:
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