• QinetiQ to deliver its Pyrolysis Waste Disposal System to US Army

Waste Management

QinetiQ to deliver its Pyrolysis Waste Disposal System to US Army

Dec 16 2009

With military forces increasingly having to consider their environmental impact, QinetiQ (UK) has been awarded a £1.5 million, three year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to develop and deliver PyTEC™ – an ISO containerised Pyrolysis Waste Disposal System – to the US Army.

Able to operate 24/7 and process up to 100kg of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per hour, the PyTEC system also reclaims up to 500 kW of the thermal energy from the waste per hour, a proportion of which will be used to sustain the process for electricity generation. The self sustaining thermal pyrolysis process is designed to meet today’s environmental challenges and delivers a significant reduction in operating costs when compared to incineration or contracting for other methods of waste management and disposal. MSW is effectively all general domestic waste that might be produced in an army base and includes food, medical and sanitary, paper, plastics, tin, oil and glass.

“The US Army’s introduction of the PyTEC Pyrolysis Waste Disposal System solution should provide a dramatic increase in sustainability and force protection,” stated Lt Col Daryl “Rick” Harger, Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems, part of Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS). “The PEO’s mission is to focus on equipping and supporting the joint war fighter through the development and fielding of systems with increased capability which support DoD objectives and enable a more expeditionary force.”


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