We’re teaming up with an incredibly innovative partner in China to replicate a waste-to-energy technology business to India: Puraloop. Puraloop built a unique sludge waste treatment technology that converts hazardous sludge into energy and useful chemicals. This gamechanger can drastically reduce the impact of industrial waste. With every running installation, we can prevent 1.000 tons of sludge from being landfilled and treat 22.000 liters of waste water, every year!
Right now the leather and textile industry create a huge amount of waste. There is already a movement towards zero liquid discharge (into neighboring water streams), but this is not enough. After treating waste water, a big portion of solid waste remains which contains harmful chemicals. In 50% of cases this sludge is dumped in landfills, which in turn leaks into the ground and ends up in water and soil affecting surrounding communities and agriculture.
There is a huge market and impact need for a solution in India, the second biggest textile production country after China. Puraloop is the best alternative as:
- Scalable and replicable
- Not only big, but also small parties can jump aboard. Currently most technologies are too expensive for small parties.
- Super efficient and effective: Minimal input/maximum gain. Right now other options for companies are landfilling, burning waste (which costs a lot of energy, and nothing is recovered), or turning waste into bricks (but only 20% of sludge is used and quality is compromised).
- Energy and carbon neutral: Puraloop powers itself!