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Aventum Plasma Gasification

Plasma converter system for the treatment of hazardous waste

May 2021
Gallery Aventum Plasma Gasification 1
Gallery Aventum Plasma Gasification 1


The increase in the amount and complexity of waste is currently a major environmental and health problem. Plasma technology is a proven and safe technology for treating any type of waste, obtaining a material and energy valorization in the process. This technology meets the most demanding environmental standards, such as the European Union waste framework directive. The application of the Plasma Converter System in waste treatment is based on the creation of an intense field of radiant energy to achieve the molecular dissociation of solids, liquids, or gases, giving rise to a gas formed basically by a mixture of H2 and CO and to inert vitrified matter where the greatest trapped is part of the inorganic matter. As there is no combustion there are almost no emissions and insignificant ash is formed. The Plasma Converter System recycles waste by converting it into raw materials: a gas called syngas - a source of energy - metals and an amorphous silicate.

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Label Date May 17, 2021
By Aventum
From Spain
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Implementation Stories

Aventum Plasma Gasification by Aventum
Implemented by JESCO (Japan Environmental Storage & Safety Corporation) in Kitakyushu (Japan) in 2013

JESCO, the Japan Environmental Storage and Safety Corporation implemented 2 Plasma plants in 2009 and 2013. The facilities, installed in Kitakyushu and Hokkaido, are two twin Japanese plants for the destruction by plasma conversion of hazardous waste containing PCBs (electronic circuits and electrical ballasts). Plasma conversion technology collectively processes a variety of PCB-contaminated waste into a sealed drum format that ensures safety.


Processing ~10.4 mt / day in two plasma furnaces, each containing a 1.3 mw plasma torch


The environmental benefits

  • Can produce energy or raw chemical materials - In the case of the project of medical waste we will produce 300 kwh for the net and in the case of MSW we foreseen to produce 200 TPD of Methanol.
  • Zero emissions in accordance with European Best Available Technologies
  • Existing projects: 6 TPD with power generation from medical waste/ 1.000 TPD with Methanol production in Europe, 500 TPD of MSW with power generation in Africa and 450 TPD with power generation in South America
  • CO2 emissions are reduced by 400%, compared to incineration

The Financial benefits

  • Less than 3 years payback time than incineration
  • 20% less OPEX than incineration
  • IRR over 15% even for small plants

Activity Region

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South Africa,

North america

United States,

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Company Profile


AVENTUM We are an environmental engineering and consulting company.

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Headquarters 28046 Madrid, Spain

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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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