AeroThermal has incorporated aerospace technology into an in-house designed and patented rotating macerating and hydrolysing steam-injection autoclave.
Uses for the recovered organic materials range from:
• anaerobic digesters
• recovery of cellulosic fibre for building products
• pelletized cellulose floc for gasification
• feedstock for fermentation to bio-ethanol and/or bio-butanol.
Our unique patented autoclave system sterilises, pasteurises, hydrolyses and breaks down most types of organic waste without the need for pre-process de-packing, providing a much enhanced feedstock for anaerobic digesters and giving four times the typical gas yields of non-autoclaved waste. Successfully trialled over a thousand hours, AeroThermal has shown in it contract research laboratory that pre-treating some wastes with an autoclave can double the throughput of anaerobic digesters. The company is currently completing the manufacture of two 10-tonne autoclaves for waste treatment at its factory in Poole.