Pyrowave receives $1M in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
TORONTO, ONTARIO and EDMONTON, ALBERTA- The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Hon. Navdeep Bains, today announced at an Alberta Enterprise Group Breakfast in Edmonton, Canada their commitment to $206M in funding 36 SDTC projects including $1.032M to Pyrowave Inc.
“Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is incredibly proud to support Pyrowave” said Leah Lawrence, President and CEO. “Our mission is to help Canadian cleantech entrepreneurs move their ground-breaking technologies to commercialization by bridging the funding gap between research and market entry. This commercial scale demonstration of the Pyrowave machines is the kind of technology that has the potential to generate jobs, growth and export opportunities, and to bring lasting economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians and the world.”
“The Pyrowave technology is the first cost effective solution to address end of life of polymers. Our unique technology recovers monomers and wax that are then re-used to make new polymers and packaging”, says Jocelyn Doucet, CEO of Pyrowave. “The support of SDTC is essential in completing our full scale demonstration and proving that our business model works.”
Pyrowave’s patented technology uses microwave heating to perform fast de-polymerization of mixed plastics with small-scale modular units capable of treating 400-1,200 tons/year on-site. The equipment converts mixed plastics with or without food contamination into predominantly oil containing valuable waxes and monomers. The products are sold to chemical companies that re-use the monomers and waxes for FDA compliant applications and therefore cost effectively closes the loop of polymers life cycle.
Pyrowave has also obtained the support of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. and Greencentre Canada, both partners in the demonstration project.