Ecolomondo Project Update
In its most recent financial report, Canadian clean tech company Ecolomondo said it has made considerable progress on the construction of its new Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada Thermal Decomposition ( TDP ) turnkey facility. Construction of the building that will house the plant is about 90 percent complete and is on schedule for completion in early 2021, the company said. Installation of the plant equipment began in late August of 2020 and is proceeding according to schedule. Commissioning is now scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
Concurrently, the company continues to ready its pilot plant, located in Contrecoeur, Quebec, Canada. The two-reactor industrial-size TDP facility, will operate as the training center to train future operators needed for the thermal processing department at its new TDP turnkey facility in Hawkesbury.
The company continued to market all of its end-products and to secure off-take agreements for them, especially its Mondo Black recovered carbon black (rCB) product.
Once completed, the Hawkesbury facility will house four departments— shredding, thermal processing, recovered carbon black processing, oil fractionation— with processing capacity for 14,000 tons of tire waste per year. At capacity the plant will produce 5,300 tons of rCB, 42,700 barrels of oil, 1,800 tons of steel, 1,600 tons of process gas and 850 tons of fiber.
The new Hawkesbury TDP turnkey facility, once completed, will be a first of its kind , Ecolomondo CEO Eliot Sorrela said. “We plan to use it as a technological showpiece to promote the sale of TDP turnkey facilities globally, he said.
Sorella also addressed the impact of COVID-19 noting that while the pandemic has resulted in the confinement of the population of Canada and many countries around the world, Ecolomondo continues to take all necessary actions needed to reduce the impact on Ecolomondo employees, sub-contractors and staff. The company has experienced some delays in lead times for certain parts, and some work slowdown by subcontractors due to labor shortage. However, he said, it is impossible to determine with certitude the long-term consequences and financial implications if the current situation persists.
© Scrap Tire News, January 2021