Engineering giant Siemens has partnered with an innovative East Yorkshire company making headway in the waste-to-energy market.
Xetrov Group, headquartered in Pollington, has teamed up with the Manchester-based Siemens Digital Industries business unit to boost production of its ground-breaking Clean6 Vortex.
The modular waste incinerator has been found to be 98 per cent efficient on waste destruction, capable of handling previously unrecyclable materials. It sits above an 80 per cent to 90 per cent efficiency common in industry – thanks to higher temperature pyrolysis due to technologies used.
It also requires far less waste to produce power compared to competing technologies.
Described by Siemens as “innovation turning heads in the recycling and waste processing world” exhaust heat is used to generate electricity, provide district heating and support food production.
Brian Holliday, managing director of Siemens Digital Industries UK, said: “Siemens is delighted to have been selected by Xetrov for supplying end-to-end solutions for the ground-breaking incinerator, Clean6 Vortex..
“The benefits of this conversion technology to the community and its potential contribution to the UK’s net zero emissions targets are going to be huge. This technology is in sync with Siemens’ own goals of achieving a net zero carbon footprint by 2030 across all our production facilities and buildings globally. We are fully geared and equipped to meet the specific requirements of Xetrov as it continues its mission of revolutionising waste processing and recycling.”
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Siemens’ products will be used in all four components of the Clean6 Vortex machine, including the incinerator, crusher, boiler and potentially steam turbine.
It will cover inverters, controllers, process instrumentation flow and level sensors, control products, power supplies, human-machine interface and internet of things connectivity.
Xetrov operates its flagship plant in Pollington, with the innovation designed to be a bespoke modular solution suitable for the roll-out of decentralised waste-to-energy plants.
Each features three Clean6 Vortex advanced thermal treatment units and has a maximum waste processing capacity of 24,000 tonnes a year.
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“We have been scouting for a partner that understands and shares our goals,” said Ashleigh Ruxton, founder and chief executive of Xetrov.
“Siemens brought to the table a slew of products that will go a long way in making our solution stronger and smarter. Our advanced thermal conversion technology is not only 98 per cent efficient on waste destruction but also requires less than half the waste compared to competing technologies to produce power. In all this, the role of the technology supplier is very critical. The digital technologies used are the future of machine development, deployment and are important for remote secure connectivity for future proofing our innovative product.
“We have a strong environmental and social remit and want to contribute to the UK’s zero-landfill target and a reduction of CO2.”
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