Archive for September, 2014

Two successful years in the High Arctic

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The high arctic community of Old Crow is located in the stunning Yukon wilderness of Canada’s North. Home to the Vuntut Gwitchin people the community demonstrates ongoing stewardship of their land by embracing the famous Porcupine Caribou migration and also deploying a 1.5 tonne per batch WTEC sBOS waste gasifier. The plant was commissioned in 2012 and has been cleanly destroying waste since with up to three batches per day. This flexibility attracted the World Bank for onsite deployments around the world.

“The World Bank team recently visited Old Crow and reminded us that two very successful years of operation have passed, so we are proud to do our part for Old Crow” commented WTEC COO, Alistair Haughton adding “the simple, proven and fully compliant sBOS system ticks all the boxes for deployment in this highly sensitive environment”.

Old Crow

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2014 marks 14 year Anniversary of Egegik sBOS

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Proven durability of WTEC’s clean waste destruction systems

This year marks the 14th consecutive successful year of operations of the sBOS system at Egegik Alaska. “Its testament to the depth of quality of the team and our technology platform that 14 years of operations have passed with ease at Egegik”, commented WTEC COO Alistair Haughton, “Given the sensitive environment, extreme climatic conditions and variety of waste feedstock the team deserve credit for the robust performance”. During its history the system grew from 3.5 tonnes per day to the current 7 to meet local demand, benefitting from the modular and scalable sBOS platform.

WTEC team including Automation and Systems Specialist Rocky Pouliot have kept the plant up to date with scheduled preventative maintenance and upgrades as we continue to iterate the technology. As with all the BOS plants worldwide we keep ahead of regulations, especially emissions management and Egegik sBOS is no exception shown here in full operational mode. Note the lack of smoke or harmful emissions. Here’s to the next 14 years in a planned 30 year deployment.


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