BLC strikes gasification deal with Biomass Engineering

21 June 2004

BLC Leather Technology Centre has signed an agreement with Biomass Engineering, a UK company specialising in renewable energy technologies, to develop and market gasification technology for industrial solid waste processing. This technology offers a stepwise change in the way solid waste is utilised as a fuel for electrical generation. Focusing primarily on the leather and footwear sectors, the partnership builds upon strategic UK funded projects undertaken by BLC to evaluate and develop gasification technology for treating leather waste. Biomass Engineering have developed a unique method of converting waste streams into a form of gas which can be used in a conventional gas engine or turbine to create a combination of electrical and heat outputs (good quality CHP). The benefits of the jointly developed waste treatment technology are reduced disposal costs, reduced energy costs and heat/power generation. A unique pilot plant has been jointly conceived and is available for trials. For further information contact Dr Vikki Addy , tel: +44 1604 679953; email vikki@blcleathertech or Adam Hughes on tel: +44 1604 679936; email or

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