Canadian Manufacturing

PyroGenesis ships waste destruction system to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Montreal-based firm's waste system heading to the high seas

July 7, 2015  by Canadian Staff

MONTREAL—PyroGenesis, a clean tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, has announced it has shipped its second commercial Marine Plasma Waste Destruction System for the US Navy. The system is headed to the shipyard in charge of ship construction and ultimately bound for the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, John F. Kennedy.

“It is indeed an honor to supply our high-tech, products to such a prestigious client as the US Navy. It speaks to our credibility as an innovator with proven capability of introducing plasma processes to high value niche markets who, until now, have not had the benefit of such innovation,” Peter Pascali, president and CEO of PyroGenesis, said.

“Our success to date, as exemplified by our relationship with the US Navy, is testimony to the fact that PyroGenesis is at the cutting edge of taking plasma out of the lab and finding commercial applications for its use,” he added.

The company previously said the equipment sold for $415,000 and that the proceeds would go toward working capital purposes. Montreal-based PyroGensis looks forward to providing continued support for the navy and hopes to provide future systems as well.