Canadian Manufacturing

Pyrogenesis ships ‘milestone’ aluminum recovery system to automaker

Company's furnace recovers usable material from metallurgical dross



PyroGensis's DROSRITE furnace. Once the system is commissioned, the cleantech firm will be able to PHOTO: PyroGenesis

PyroGensis’s DROSRITE furnace. Once the system is commissioned, the cleantech firm will be able to pursue sales worldwide PHOTO: PyroGenesis

MONTREAL—A new aluminum recovery system built by PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has cleared a client inspection and has been shipped to a North American auto parts manufacturer, according to the company.

The $203,700 DROSRITE Furnace System uses a salt-free process that allows metal recovery from dross, which is a waste generated in the metallurgical industry. Because the system is able to recover usable metal from dross, it helps reduce a smelter’s carbon footprint and energy consumption, and according to PyroGenesis, provides “an impressive return on investment.”

“The acceptance of this system marks the first commercial sale of a DROSRITE system world-wide and underscores the company’s ability to successfully identify, address, and solve problems which have wide ranging impact,” Peter Pascali, president and CEO of PyroGenesis, said.

“Once this system is successfully commissioned and its performance demonstrated, we will be able to market DROSRITE to other automobile parts manufacturers as well as target larger markets such as the primary and secondary aluminum smelters,” the company added.

For competitive reasons, the cleantech firm’s client wished to remain confidential.

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