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APT-HP High-power plasma torch

High power, low-cost, energy-efficient plasma torches for industrial applications

December 2020
Gallery APT-HP High-power plasma torch 1
Gallery APT-HP High-power plasma torch 1


Over 30% of global GHG emissions come from the energy-intensive industry sector, necessitating mitigation options beyond energy efficiency to achieve major reductions. PyroGenesis’ APT-HP presents an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel burners by producing thermal energy from low-carbon electricity for use in industrial applications. The high power of the APT-HP (up to 1 MW) enables a plasma plume exceeding 5,000 C and transformation of materials to valuable products from various industrial and waste materials. The APT-HP offers a lightweight, vortex-stabilized, compact configuration which can be retrofitted into existing installations such as iron ore furnaces and cement kilns, featuring long electrode life, low maintenance, automated operation, and a high level of safety and reliability. When replacing conventional fossil fuel burners, plasma torches potentially reduce operating costs by up to 30% and GHG emissions by about 250 MT CO2e per GW·h when using hydro power.

Label Date December 7, 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility

The environmental benefits

  • The APT-HP offers a power range from 200 kW up to 1 MW.
  • The APT-HP plasma plume can reach temperatures of more than 5,000 C (9,000 F).
  • Replacing fossil fuel burners with the APT-HP reduces GHG emissions by 250 mt CO2e/GWh when using hydroelectricity.
  • Replacing fossil fuel burners with the APT-HP reduces SOx emissions to zero, eliminating acid rain contributions.
  • Replacing fossil fuel burners with the APT-HP reduces VOC and heavy metal emissions to zero, improving air quality for human health.

The Financial benefits

  • Replacing fossil fuel burners with the APT-HP can reduce operating costs by up to 30%, with the possibility of higher savings from carbon pricing.
  • Replacing fossil fuel burners with the APT-HP has a payback time of less than 3 years.

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PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis is a world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes

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Headquarters Montreal, QC H3J 1R4, Canada

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International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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