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Business and strategy
Our business strategy is built on three key premises:
1) that we are global leaders in advanced gasification technology;
2) that there is a growing demand for small- to medium-scale facilities for producing environmentally friendly energy; and
3) that consistently strong delivery of projects, commercial models and investment cases will command strong attention and respect in the waste-to-energy sector.
We convert waste into energy in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. Our technologies handle a wide variety of waste feedstocks: Waste biomass (for 2 – 5 MWe plants); Industrial waste (for 2 – 10 MWe plants); and Municipal solid wastes (for 5 – 25 MWe plants).
Our technologies produce a pure synthesis gas suitable for a wide range of energy applications: Green electricity; Heat or steam; Liquid biofuels; Bio-synthetic natural gas (Bio-SNG); Synthetic natural gas (SNG); Green hydrogen; and/or Biochar.
Our emissions footprint is far friendlier to the environment than that of alternative technologies, including other gasification technologies.
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Technology & Services.
In Europe, we have solid foundations from which we are expanding, including one under construction in Greece, plus three projects in development in the UK and one in development in Greece. In the USA, we are pioneering advanced gasification in California and working toward new opportunities in California and beyond.In Asia, interest is strong, based on the strength of our technologies and the significant advantages our technologies have over alternatives in Asian markets, with multiple opportunities in South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Given the increasing market enthusiasm for our world leading gasification solutions for sustainable, waste-to-energy projects and given the size of our growing pipeline, we see 2021 as a year of opportunity as governments across the globe and encourage green economic recovery.
Our single, greatest contribution to our mission is our synthesis gas (‘syngas’), produced to meet the most restrictive requirements. From a wide variety of waste feedstocks (we have tested over 50, from forestry, biomass and agricultural, industrial and municipal) the purity of the syngas makes it suitable for the widest range of applications, at scale.
The two largest investors in EQTEC are:
Altair Group Investment (20.64%)
Amati Global Investors: (6.47%)
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Operational and technical
No. EQTEC plants typically deliverer an unlevered Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 12-14%, which is higher than the average for utility wind or solar energy projects, which typically have a mid-to-high single-digit IRR.
To date, we have no live operational experience in the UK, however we currently have three proposed projects that are progressing in various stages with one targeted for financial close in 2021 and more will follow.
To support our UK-focused efforts, we have a dedicated, UK & Ireland business development lead with a long career in development of energy-from-waste facilities in the United Kingdom. Additionally, we have a range of UK-based (and other) investors and funding sources arranged, along with development and delivery partners for success.
Our history with gasification has resulted in five successful gasification plants – all between 1 MWe and 6 MWe in Spain, Italy, Croatia and Bulgaria, with others underway in the USA and Greece. Our longest-running facility (in Spain) has already delivered in excess of 125,000 operational hours, without any unscheduled down-time.
Amongst the many pipeline opportunities across Europe, USA and Asia, we are particularly excited about the potential for the first-ever RDF gasification installations in the UK. You can read more about our case studies and upcoming projects